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Collins driver indicted in Dec. 15 fatal crash

Cary Ashby • May 30, 2018 at 3:37 PM

A Collins man has been indicted in connection being intoxicated when he was driving during a Dec. 15 fatal crash.

Kyle D. Greenwald, 23, of 3879 DeRussey Road, Collins, was charged with two felony counts of aggravated vehicular homicide. A Huron County grand jury also indicted him on one misdemeanor charge each of vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter and operating a vehicle under the influence.

The victim in the 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.

Just after 3 a.m. Dec 15, Greenwald was driving a 2008 GMC 2500 pickup truck east on U.S. 20 near Wakeman Townline Road when he passed a disabled snowmobile which had stalled out in the westbound lane of U.S. 20. Troopers with the state Highway Patrol said he then went left of center and was collided head-on with a westbound 2014 Volkswagen Passat driven by Wagner.

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

In a separate case heard by grand jurors Friday, Lillian K. Denson, 20, who reports being homeless, was charged with one count each of escape and resisting arrest, both in connection with an April 8 incident handled by the Norwalk Police Department.

Police said Sgt. Michael Biller drove past a vehicle leaving a residence known for housing fugitives and he noticed a 40-year-old Norwalk man wanted by local authorities sitting in the front passenger seat “trying to conceal his identity” with a hooded sweatshirt. The officer pulled over the vehicle for a broken tail light violation on Whittlesey Avenue near Bouscay Avenue.

As the vehicle came to a stop, but before Biller could exit his cruiser, Denson, who had been lying down in the back seat, exited the vehicle and is accused of trying to flee. 

“(Biller) caught her in the yard of 173 Whittlesey (Ave.), where she resisted arrest and she attempted to prevent being handcuffed,” interim Chief Mike Conney said shortly after the incident.

The officer was dealing with the driver in the other cruiser when Denson reportedly escaped again. Conney has said it’s believed the woman crawled through the unsecured divider between front and back of the vehicle. Denson was arrested about 11 a.m. the next day in a Sycamore Drive apartment.

Several other defendants were indicted Friday. They are:

• Paul E. Allard, 55, of 44 Gallup Ave., Apt. E, on permitting drug abuse in connection with an April 26 incident.

• Stacy M. Bolding, 30, of 47 1/2 E. Front St., Milan, on aggravated trafficking in drugs in connection with a Feb. 7 controlled drug buy.

• McClain L. Durst, 29, of Sandusky, on rape in connection with a June 12, 2017 incident involving “a minor victim.”

• Holly J. Heitsche, 26, of 1218 Carroll Road, Collins, on one count each of retaliation, criminal damaging or endangering, arson and attempted aggravated arson, all in connection with a July 5, 2017 incident.

• Antonio X. Kimbro, 21, of 302 Maplewood St., Willard, on aggravated trafficking in drugs in connection with an April 16 controlled drug buy.

• Devin McGinn, 31, of 44 Gallup Ave., Apt. E, on aggravated possession of drugs in connection with an April 26 incident.

• Victoria A. Nimrichter, 20, of 326 W. Pearl St., Willard, on two counts of assault, both in connection with a March 31 incident.

• Carlos L. Withrow Jr., 45, of 59 Glover Ave., on aggravated trafficking in drugs and trafficking in a counterfeit controlled substance, both in connection with a March 13 controlled drug buy. He also was charged with aggravated trafficking in drugs and two counts of trafficking in heroin, all stemming from respective incidents on Feb. 23, 28 and March 6. Withrow’s indictment indicates the Feb. 23 and 28 transactions reportedly happened in the vicinity of a juvenile.

• Minniebelle A. Yates, 36, of 105 E. Main St., New London, on possession of drugs in connection with an April 23 incident. Her indictment indicates she pleaded guilty April 4, 2007 to a “drug abuse offense” in Norwalk Municipal Court.

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