Man indicted in Kingston Township fatal crash


By Glenn Battishill - gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com



A Fredericktown man was indicted Friday by a Delaware County grand jury on several charges, including aggravated vehicular homicide and operating his motorcycle while under the influence, in connection with an October 2015 crash that left a Vermilion woman dead.

Brett L. Stewart, 48, faces a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide, a second-degree felony; and two charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first-degree misdemeanors.

An arraignment in Delaware County Common Pleas Judge Everett Krueger’s court has not been scheduled.

A warrant was issued for Stewart’s arrest Friday.

State troopers report that on the night of Oct. 11, 2015, Stewart and his passenger, Andrea Kay Adkins, 39, were traveling northeast on Wilson Road in Kingston Township on Stewart’s 2012 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide when he went off the right side of the road. Stewart and Adkins were thrown from the motorcycle and came to rest in the road.

A passer-by stopped and called 9-1-1 at 11:03 p.m., and emergency personnel arrived within minutes.

Adkins was pronounced dead at the scene from her injuries and Stewart was transported by helicopter to OSU Wexner Medical Center with serious injuries, including pain to his shoulder, facial road rash and several bruises.

The report states that Stewart and Adkins were both wearing helmets at the time of the crash.

According to the crash report, Stewart told troopers, “I have no recollection of the events of the crash.” He also told troopers that he couldn’t remember if he had been drinking or how the crash occurred. Stewart told troopers that he and Adkins were returning home from a body shop in Columbus.

The crash report states that Stewart’s blood-alcohol level was .161, more than two times the legal limit, at the time of the crash.

By Glenn Battishill

gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.