Pleasant Hills man gets up to 6 years in prison for fatal DUI crash
A Pleasant Hills man pleaded guilty Monday to homicide by vehicle in exchange for prosecutors withdrawing a charge of involuntary manslaughter, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Andrew Lannon, 31, also pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence. The plea agreement included a sentence of three to six years in prison followed by four years of probation.
Lannon was charged in the Sept. 1 death of Sangeen Khan on River Road in Baldwin Borough, according to the criminal complaint against him.
The incident began moments earlier when Lannon allegedly rear-ended a Z Trip cab stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of East Carson Street and Becks Run Road. Medics responded to the fender bender and saw Lannon take off in his silver Jeep Liberty, police said.
Medics followed, trying to get a license plate, police said, and witnessed the Jeep drive into the opposing lane to pass another vehicle. Moments later, according to the complaint, they came upon the head-on crash between Lannon’s Jeep and Khan’s Toyota Prius.
Khan was pronounced dead at the scene.
Medics at the scene told police they could smell alcohol on Lannon, who had also told police he “had a couple of drinks right after work and just prior to the collision,” according to the complaint. His blood-alcohol level was later found to be 0.213% — more than twice the legal limit.
Detectives also determined Lannon was driving at about 80 mph just before the crash.
Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, [email protected] or via Twitter .