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.