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Young Adult Found Guilty of Crash That Killed Lancaster Man During Poker Run


Zanesville – Family of a Lancaster man was served some justice after a young adult was found guilty of a crash that took the life of 57-year-old James Sanor of Lancaster 

According to The State Highway Patrol on August 19, 2023, James Sanor of Lancaster was participating in a poker run for Wounded Warriors when he was stuck by a GMC Envoy driven by 19-year-old  Dustin Howington of Reynoldsburg. Authorities said Howington’s vehicle went left of center striking Sanor’s motorcycle and another motorcycle driven by 61-year-old Arthur Kibarger also of Lancaster. Speed and impairment on contributed as a factor in the crash.

Kilbarger was not injured in the crash, Howington and a passenger were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries, Sanor was pronounced dead shortly after the crash.

During a jury trial in Muskingum County, members found the 19-year-old guilty of Vehicular Homicide. He will be given a sentence after a pre sentencing investigation is performed.

James (Jimmy) Sanor is survived by his parents, Ed and Rochelle Bruce; sister, Peggy (Dave) Savage, Tara Bruce (Joe Keeling), Erin Rae Bruce; children, Courtney (Brian) Sanor-Cuddihy, Lexie Rochelle Sanor, Aaron James Sanor and Caine Stewart Sanor; grandchildren, Brian Michael, Mikayla Jane, and Payton Ann; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as his Local Waste, Harley, and Moose families.

James Charles Sanor, born September 27th, 1965, beloved son, father, papaw, brother, uncle, and friend, took his last ride Saturday, August 19, 2023. He was a member of the Lancaster Class of 1984 and went to continue his career with Local Waste Management Services. He was compassionate, loving, strong and always had the back of his loved ones. He was passionate in supporting multiple charities, veteran-based organizations, and was a strong member of Lancaster Moose Lodge 955.