A Columbus driver has been charged in connection with causing the death of his passenger in a March 18 one-vehicle accident.
Steven V. Maxey, 18, is accused of causing the death of Norwalk resident Michael W. Allgyre, 18, during a Greenwich Milan Townline Road crash. Norwalk Law Director Jim Conway said Maxey is accused of driving recklessly and state troopers' measurements indicate he was going more than 100 mph before crashing his 1993 Dodge Stealth.
Maxey was heading south when he is accused of losing control and going off the left side of the road.
His car hit a tree and utility pole before going airborne. The car then hit several more trees before it hit a ditch and overturned, coming to rest on its wheels on the east side of the road, Trooper Daniel Dubelko wrote in his report.
Allgyre, who was not wearing his seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle. Conway said he was found "several feet in front of where the vehicle came to rest."
A medical helicopter flew Allgyre to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo with serious injuries, where a coroner ruled he died about five hours after the accident. He attended Western Reserve High School and was a former employee of the facility formerly known as Norwalk Raceway Park.
North Central EMS transported Maxey, who was using his seat belt, to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries to his head and face.
Maxey is charged with vehicular homicide, a third-degree felony, which is punishable by one to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.