A 35-year-old Overland Park man was sentenced Tuesday to 60 days of shock time in jail for leaving the scene of traffic crash that killed a 17-month-old girl.
Gregory Joseph Zerr also was convicted of contributing to a child’s misconduct, interfering with investigators and for driving with a suspended license. He will be on probation for two years; if he violates his probation, he’ll have to serve three years in prison.
Addilynn R. Poole was killed Nov. 7, 2015, in a crash at 175th Street and Pflumm Road in Overland Park.
According to court records, a vehicle was speeding when it struck the rear of car driven by Heather Tracy-Poole as she waited in left-hand turn lane. The force of the collision pushed Tracy-Poole’s vehicle into the intersection, where it was struck by a pickup driven by Zerr. The pickup flipped over and landed in a ditch.
Zerr, who had a suspended license, left the scene of the accident and later had his son and daughter lie about the crash and its aftermath.
Johnson County prosecutors later charged Boyd Allen Chism with involuntary manslaughter in the child’s death.
Prosecutors alleged that Chism was driving recklessly at the time of the three-vehicle crash. Addilynn’s 20-year-old mother and an 8-year-old relative were injured. He also was charged with two counts of aggravated battery in connection with their injuries.
Chism’s case remains pending.