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Man sentenced to time behind bars for vehicular manslaughter

The man who hit and killed a Spectrum employee while driving drunk on Burgess Road in Waterloo has been sentenced to 5-15 years in prison.

Jon Lamere plead guilty to vehicular homicide for the incident that occurred March 5, 2020 at 12:20 a.m.

Paul Kelley, the other driver, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

According to police Lamere was intoxicated while speeding and using his cellphone at the time of the crash.

Kelley had set up cones near his truck and turned his hazard lights on when Lamerne struck him.

Kelley was well-known in the Seneca Falls and Ovid area, graduated from Mynderse Academy in 1988, was a long time baseball umpire for high school and youth teams, and president of the Seneca Falls Little League for ten years. He was a ten year Army veteran and served an additional six years in the National Guard. He was on the South Seneca school board at one point and volunteered as a baseball coach for the district.

He is survived by his wife and two children.