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There are 18 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Oct 8, 2009, titled Driver gets four years in girlfriend's death | The Columbus Dis.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A London man went to prison yesterday after a jury convicted him of aggravated vehicular homicide for a crash that killed his girlfriend.

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Tina Hatfield

United States

#1 Oct 8, 2009
I guess it,s just a coincident that two weeks later another crash happened at the same place and three people were life flighted to the hospital. Sias was not drunk and is hurting dearly over losing tonya. Now he has to be in jail.he,s already paying by losing the love of his life. Tonya you are loved and missed. Phil is so lost without you in his life.
No More Excuses

Columbus, OH

#2 Oct 9, 2009
You are so full of excuses for an alcoholic. He has multiple convictions for DUI, admitted to drinking that night, plenty of testimony about his erratic driving, testimony of the officers, and still you make excuses? He deserves prison. Innocent people were put at risk because of his failure to change his drinking and driving. Drunks drive an average of 8 times before they are picked up for DUI, he was a ticking bomb. Good that he is off the roads forever.
dezirey croley

Chicago, IL

#3 Oct 11, 2009
I knew phil and he is hurting from losing his girlfriend. People need to stop talking shit about him because he is a great person and he would never hurt no one. Thing happen people are just going to have leave his name out of there mouths. Phillip sias is a great boss and would do anything for anyone that he knew.
dezirey croley

Chicago, IL

#4 Oct 11, 2009
I knwe phill and he was a sweet man freak acadents happen thay both drank and I loved them both and he did not mean to do it he cryed on my sholder.for weeks and was devestated over it all thair boy already was having a roughf time to and none of them were ready for what was getting ready to happen so fuck that he was a drunck shit and that was not right to say that

Love dez
We love you phill and tyona may god be with you both
airabella wilhoite

Chicago, IL

#5 Oct 11, 2009
I knew tonyafor 4 year and fill. that night they were both were drinking and pill would not ever try to kill his one love so pill did not deserve his time pill and tonya was my mom regina abrams bested friend so I think they shoulded not put pill in prison for 4 years I think it was not his falt because befor any thang even happen the car was a pice of junk so I think they should let fill out of any prison he is in.
Wow

Columbus, OH

#6 Oct 12, 2009
Apparently London City Schools do not teach reading or writing because it appears that these people are illiterate. Amazing.
mee

Waterloo, Canada

#7 Oct 12, 2009
Seriously people, opinions are like a holes everybody has one. Phil loves tonya and they might have well as killed him. Everyone thinks stuff like this can't happen to them. Tonya was driving the car to begin with. He drove trying to protect her and killed her and he has to live with this the rest of his life. I'm sure he would rather be the one dead.tonya4 kids love phil and don't blame him. Only god can be the judge of him or us.tonya's oldest son lives with phil's brother. Phil is the only dad the boy claims and was in court for phil. Yeah phil has prior omvi's from 20 years ago.- do feel for tonya and her kids. -t just shows how one night can ruin so many lives.
mee

Waterloo, Canada

#8 Oct 12, 2009
Whoever wrote the good comment4 about my brother, thank you. He is a good guy. Please write him and help him through this.dezirey and airabella. Peace out tina
melissa N jashua

United States

#9 Oct 17, 2009
if anyonenew my dad they new how much he loved tonya and how much she ment to him you would no that what happen on that night was an accident and he lost the love of his life that night. and that if you was in the court when his trial was goin on you would of heard everybody in that court room say that tonya was comin in and out of conscious, sayin her name and where she was hurtin. They even said that phill didn't smell like achol, the hospitle even said his drug screen came up clean and he was clean of achol. But you no what they didn't say nothin about the 5 tubes of blood they lost. The only person that said phill was drunk and tonya did't cone out of conscious was the cop that was sittin with the prosicuter and he's metioned to people that phil deserves to be in jail.
Wow

Columbus, OH

#10 Oct 19, 2009
Again, apparently, London Schools do not teach English as a first language. Never surprised, always amazed. One can almost figure out what they are trying to convey.
mee

Waterloo, Canada

#11 Oct 21, 2009
Get a life wow
mee

Waterloo, Canada

#12 Oct 21, 2009
Everyone thinks this can't happen to them. Phil thought that too. How would you like to lose your wife, husband, son, dauighter, mothen or father???? This was a stupid accident and he is paying for it for the rest of his life./od don't like ugly and I sure hope it never happens to you or anyone in your family. Phil has lost tonya and her 3 children don't have a mother. Our mother is dying of cancer so he won't get to spend time with her*m everyone justs need to shut their mouths about something they know nothing about.
More than enough

Columbus, OH

#13 Oct 22, 2009
mee wrote:
Everyone thinks this can't happen to them. Phil thought that too. How would you like to lose your wife, husband, son, dauighter, mothen or father???? This was a stupid accident and he is paying for it for the rest of his life./od don't like ugly and I sure hope it never happens to you or anyone in your family. Phil has lost tonya and her 3 children don't have a mother. Our mother is dying of cancer so he won't get to spend time with her*m everyone justs need to shut their mouths about something they know nothing about.
Phil was a drunk and an alcoholic. He had multiple convictions. He should have lost his license permanently years ago. He should not have been driving that night. The public is lucky that he only took out one person instead of a mini van full of an innocent family. Had they not been drinking like fish and driving, Mom would still have Phil and Tonya around to ease her transition into the next world and Tonya's kids would still have a mother. Drinking and driving kills. Period. Grow up and accept some facts of life.
mee

Waterloo, Canada

#14 Oct 22, 2009
You are right drinking and driving does kill and no one is more aware of that than phil. But you don't know all the facts. Phil had been clean for 9 months, worked that day and was tired. Tonya who stayed at home was bored and wanted to go out.phil and tonya were envolved in the church and trying to change their lives.there is another similar case envolving a girl who killed her date someone she wasn't in love with and she only got 3 years and can get out in 6 months. They treat women more lightly than men and everyone was like poor donna. Phils omvi are from like 10 or 15 years ago. Tonya's oldest son lives with our brother and loves phil dearly. We are his family. I. Not saying phil don't deserve anything and he can do these 4 years standing on his head. The 4 years are the easy part. He has become a empty lost person. It's a tragedy all the way around. Do you know 2 weeks later there was another accident at the same place and *r people were life flighted to the hospital??? Phil only had a couple of beers.3 cops said he didn't smell of alcohol and did't act impaired and 1 cop said he was drunk. I bet the female drunk driver isn't hurting like phil. She wasn't in love with the one she killed. There are a lot of people who know and love phil and know he was changing his life so that is all that matters. I believe this time he has to do will bring him closer to god and make him an even better person. About his or anyones license being taking. Do people really think that stops people from driving if they really want too? You sound like you losT someone to drunk driving and if you did, I'm sorry.but I really don't think phil was drunk that night. He used to drink whiskey straight and a few beers wouldn't make him too impaired to drive.but he was behind the wheel so that makes him somewhat responsible. Maybe since he's doing time he"l feel he paid for it and be able to put some closer on it because he is so hurt and misses her so much.
mee

Waterloo, Canada

#15 Oct 22, 2009
You are right drunk driving does kill. phil does have prior omvi*s from about 10 or 15 years ago. People think they know everything. Phil had worked that day and was tired but tonya who stayed at home and was bored wanted to go out. They hadn't drank in 9 months. Phil and tonya was envolved in church and was changing their lives. Tonya's oldest son lives with our brother and we are the only real family tonya or him has ever had. He loves phil dearly and was in court on phils side. The four years are the easy part, the pain in his heart is killing him. He misses tonya so much
mee

Waterloo, Canada

#16 Oct 22, 2009
3 cops said he didn't smell of alcohol or act impaired, 1 cop said he was drunk. If they thought he was drunk why didn*t they test him? Phil drank two beers I hardly think he was drunk when he use to drink whiskey straight. Do you know that two weeks later another crash happened at the same spot and three people were life flighted to the hospital. The owners of that house are afraid to let their kids play in the front yard because it's that dangerious? Maybe the city needs to fix the road.the road is narrow, lined with telephone poles and curvy.but I guess phil is somewhat responsibke because he was behind the wheel.
mee

Waterloo, Canada

#17 Oct 22, 2009
Phil is still a good person and will always be there for tonya's children. Maybe this time will make him feel he paid for losing tonya.and bring him closer to god.there4. A simular case envolving a woman killing her date. She got three years but can get out in six months. Everyone on this site was like poor donna. But they dog phil because he is a man.donna wasn( in love with her date like phil was in love with tonya.she must of had a better lawyer.you seem like you have lost someone to drunk driving and if you have, I'm sorry but I still don't see how phil was drunk off two beers.I wish they would have tested him because he might be home now if the cops would have done their job.
airabella wilhoite

Taylor, MI

#18 Apr 6, 2014
Wow wrote:
Apparently London City Schools do not teach reading or writing because it appears that these people are illiterate. Amazing.

Ok u know what I was really young wen I wrote that so keep ur mouth shut ok thanks !!!!

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