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Driver in deadly Father's Day crash to serve 10 days

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

A man was found guilty of reckless driving Friday in a crash on I-95 that killed a man in front of his children on Father's Day.

Robert Krill, 62, of North Hampton, Penn. was sentenced to six months in jail with a $2,500 fine. All but ten days and $500 were suspended for three years, prosecutors said.

Krill was driving a U-haul on I-95 south at Willis Road on the afternoon of June 16, when he ran off the right side of the road and struck Steven Ridley, 35, as he was changing a flat tire.

Ridley's 14-year-old son was assisting his father at the time of the crash, but wasn't injured. Ridley's 9-year-old daughter was sitting in the front passenger seat and suffered minor injuries.

Ridley's mother, Eunice, was upset with prosecutors when they filed the reckless driving charge, saying it was not severe enough. She was hoping for a more severe charge, like involuntary manslaughter.

Euncie described Steven as a loving father and wonderful son. He was also a hard worker at Sprint, served in England and Japan in the Navy, and was earning his Marine engineering degree at J Sargeant Reynolds.

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