Indictment pending in aggravated vehiclular homicide case

Cary Ashby • Jan 30, 2018 at 2:00 AM

A possible grand-jury indictment is pending for a Collins man accused of being intoxicated during a Dec. 15 fatal crash.

Kyle D. Greenwald, 22, most recently of 3879 DeRussey Road, Collins, has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide through Norwalk Municipal Court. The second-degree felony is punishable by nine months to three years in prison.

His case was transferred to Huron County Common Pleas Court on Dec. 21 from Norwalk Municipal Court. That was one day after Greenwald waived his right to preliminary hearing in municipal court. The defendant has posted a $50,000 bond with a 10-percent provision and isn’t allowed to operate a motor vehicle while his case is pending, according to court records.

The victim in the Dec. 15 fatal crash was Norwalk resident Todathon E. Wagner, 69, of 2465 Ridge Road. According to a report by the state Department of Public Safety, alcohol wasn’t detected in his blood.

“Alcohol is a suspected factor for Mr. Greenwald,” Lt. Douglas Hamman, Norwalk post commander of the state Highway Patrol, said in an earlier interview.

Hamman, on Monday, referred further questions to the Huron County Prosecutor’s Office, which couldn’t be reached for comment Monday.

“It has been handed over to them,” Hamman said.

Troopers obtained a blood sample from Greenwald at Fisher-Titus Medical Center after the crash, Hamman said earlier.

Just after 3 a.m. Dec 15, Greenwald was driving a 2008 GMC 2500 pickup truck east on U.S. 20 near near Wakeman Townline Road when he passed a disabled snowmobile in the westbound lane of U.S. 20. He then went left of center and was collided head on with a westbound vehicle, troopers said.

The westbound vehicle was a 2014 Volkswagen Passat, driven by Wagner.

“The snowmobile was in the roadway. It stalled out and became disabled,” Hamman said shortly after the crash.

Wagner, a 1966 graduate of St. Paul High School, served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. He then served as an officer with the Norwalk Police Department until 1986. His son is Chief Deputy Tod Wagner of the Huron County Sheriff’s Office.

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