The driver of a tractor-trailer that fatally hit a Masury man Feb. 1 along Interstate 80 in Hubbard Township has entered not guilty pleas to two charges filed March 20.
Christopher A. Beeghley, 37, of North Collins, N.Y., was charged by Ohio Highway Patrol with felony failing to stop at an accident and a lane violation. His attorney entered the pleas March 22 in Girard Municipal Court, according to court records.
Tyler R. Estep, 28, of 8168 Edmond St. was standing on the shoulder pouring fuel into a disabled car when the truck Beeghley was driving hit him, police said. The truck was traveling 65 mph, police said.
Estep is survived by his parents, fiance, stepdaughter and seven siblings, according to his obituary.
Estep’s fiance, Autumn Adriano, posted a love letter on Facebook a week after he was killed, calling him “beautiful inside and out.”
“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to experience and love you. It was the best year of my life,” she said. “Though I wish we had more time, I am forever grateful for the time we did have. Thank you for all of the breathless moments.”
Adriano later posted that she is pregnant with Estep’s child.
In another Facebook post, Zack Rhoades called Estep “one of the truest friends I’ll ever have. I’m lucky to have known you.”