Lawrence Man Convicted in Hit-and-Run Death

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ A Lawrence man faces a maximum of two years in jail for the September 2006 fatal hit-and-run of a University of Kansas student.

A jury Monday found Josh Walton guilty of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an injury accident.

Walton had been charged with felony involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence and leaving the scene of a fatality accident.

Ryan Kanost was crossing the street when he was hit by Walton. The 22-year-old Kanost was found dead nearly 50 yards away.

Walton turned himself into police the next day. Sentencing is set for March 24th.

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