Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Hazelwood Man Gets 4 Months 'Shock Time,' Probation for Killing Bicyclist

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Hazelwood Man Gets 4 Months 'Shock Time,' Probation for Killing Bicyclist

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CLAYTON * A Hazelwood man who was speeding more than twice the limit when he rear-ended and killed a bicyclist has been given seven years' probation that includes 120 days of "shock time" in prison.

William D. Goad, 43, of the first block of Ville Donna Court, pleaded guilty Friday of involuntary manslaughter as part of an agreement with prosecutors. Circuit Judge David Lee Vincent III sentenced Goad in the crash that killed Duane Johnson, 44, on Jan. 16, 2015, in Bridgeton.

Officials said investigators found that Goad was driving a pickup at 68 mph in a 30 mph zone as the sun was setting when he struck Johnson on Gallatin Lane.

Goad remained at the crash scene while police investigated. He had not been drinking.

Johnson lived in the 3800 block of Brittany Circle in Bridgeton. His relatives said Friday that he was a Soldan High School graduate, attended Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo. …

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