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Case Dropped Against Man who Ran Over Virginia Tech Student

June 23, 2010

A judge has dismissed an involuntary manslaughter charge against a 23-year-old Roanoke man who ran over a Virginia Tech student.

Aaron Pierce was charged in the November 2005 death of Brian McCloskey, who died several days after Pierce struck him with a borrowed Ford Excursion after a party. Pierce entered an Alford plea in 2007, in which he maintained innocence while admitting there was enough evidence to convict him.

Circuit Judge Bobby Turk ordered him to spend 30 days in jail, perform 300 hours of community service and attend alcohol-safety classes. Pierce lost his license for 12 months and paid $12,800 to McCloskey's family for his funeral expenses and gravestone.

The charge was dismissed Monday after Pierce had completed the court's requirements.

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