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St. Louis man convicted for killing construction worker

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 | 5:42 p.m. CST

CLAYTON — An O'Fallon man has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for hitting a member of a construction crew with his car last year.

Ryan Seeler, 34, was convicted Monday night in the July 7, 2007, death of 22-year-old Gavin Donahue, who was hit while working on a construction crew along Highway 40 near Chesterfield. Donahue, of St. Louis, a civil engineering student at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, was working a summer job when he was struck.

Police said Seeler was intoxicated after attending a St. Louis Cardinals game when he hit Donahue.

The jury recommended a seven-year prison sentence for Seeler. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 9.


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