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Riverview hit-and-run driver sent to prison for five years

TAMPA — A Riverview man was convicted Tuesday and sentenced to five years in prison for hitting and killing a man with his sport utility vehicle in 2011, then driving off.

Jason Allen Burnham, 31, had pleaded not guilty to leaving the scene of a crash with death in the incident that happened about 1 a.m. May 14, 2011. Aaron Keith Cordes, 57, was pushing a shopping cart across N 50th Street and E Broadway Avenue, authorities said, when he was hit by an SUV. Cordes was in the crosswalk, but walking against the traffic light when he was hit.

Burnham was arrested days later after a co-worker noticed his damaged Ford Explorer matched a police description.

After Burnham was convicted by a jury, Circuit Judge Samantha Ward sentenced him to five years in prison and 10 years of probation, said State Attorney's Office spokesman Mark Cox.

Riverview hit-and-run driver sent to prison for five years 02/13/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 6:25pm]
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