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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Man Charged With Vehicular Homicide, OVI After Bicyclist Dies

COLUMBUS, Ohio—A Newark man was indicted on four charges after he allegedly struck a bicyclist in Hilliard.

NBC 4 reported with the FAST FACTS.

Edward S. Miller, 28, of Newark was indicted on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and two counts of OMVI Wednesday.

The crash happened at about 6 a.m. Saturday, July 18 on Cemetery Road in Hilliard.

Authorities said Miller was driving a pickup truck and Steven Barbour, 51, was riding a bicycle westbound on Cemetery Road and Norwich Street.

Miller allegedly hit Barbour and originally was charged with aggravated vehicular assault, a third-degree felony.

Authorities said Miller’s blood-alcohol content was .109 when the crash happened.

Barbour died from his injuries at OSU Medical Center Main Tuesday, July 21.

The two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide are second-degree felony charges.

The two counts of OMVI are misdemeanor charges.

He was arraigned and given a $5,000 cash surety bond and a $20,000 appearance bond for a total bond of $25,000.

Miller posted bond and was to be released Thursday.

His next court appearance was not been set currently, but he should be scheduled for a court date in three to four weeks, according to the Franklin County Clerk of Court’s office.

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