Car wreck claims life of local man

A Monroeville man was killed and his brother was injured during an accident that ripped a car in half early this morning on Ridge Road. The passenger, Michael D. Brant, 29, of 2612 Ohio 162, was pronounced dead at the scene by Huron County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Harwood. It's unknown if he was wearing a seat belt because of the damage to the right side of the vehicle.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010


A Monroeville man was killed and his brother was injured during an accident that ripped a car in half early this morning on Ridge Road.

The passenger, Michael D. Brant, 29, of 2612 Ohio 162, was pronounced dead at the scene by Huron County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Harwood. It's unknown if he was wearing a seat belt because of the damage to the right side of the vehicle.

Norwalk Fire Capt. William Knadler estimated Brant was thrown about 50 or 60 feet from the 1993 Dodge Intrepid driven by Timothy A. Brant, 26, of 330 Peru Center Road, Monroeville.

Knadler was one of 11 firefighters who assisted North Central EMS and established a landing zone for the medical helicopter which took Timothy Brant, who was wearing his seat belt, to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. There was no further information from the hospital or the state Highway Patrol on his condition this morning.

Sgt. Mary Mack said Timothy Brant sustained what may have been internal injuries to his chest area.

Knadler said the back half of the Intrepid looked like it was torn through the passenger area and the front section had part of the passenger side ripped off.

"The car was so torn up, it was kind of hard to tell," he said, adding that it appeared the vehicle probably hit a bridge abutment at an angle on the passenger side.

Timothy Brant was heading south on Ridge Road near South Norwalk Road about 2:15 a.m. today when he failed to negotiate a curve. He went off the right side of the road and hit a guardrail and bridge, which ripped the Intrepid in half from front to back and ejected the passenger, troopers said.

Mack said both halves of the vehicle were about 100 feet apart on the same side of the road where the driver left Ridge Road. No charges have been filed in the ongoing investigation.


BIG BOB (Anonymous)

Hey Toby Brant I see business has slowed down. Keeping the C@K* dealing on the DL these days? I guess you wont be doing any deals at Alvin Brants junk yard for a while. How about Havanah Tavern?

#3 (Anonymous)

Why don't everyone stop all the comments on this page and maybe the reflector will take it off. It has gotten why out of control. It all started with a young 29 yr old man loosing his life and now it has become a bunch of crap. I can't believe people that call themselves adults would actually write all this stuff and make such cruel remarks about a mans death. So to all the Brant's just stop replying and they will take this off HOPEFULLY.

to big bob (Ano...

dude you don't know what the f*ck you are talking about so shut your mouth or give your name so it can be shut for you.i don't sell or do sh!t you better hope i don't find out who you are BIG B!TCH you can write whatever you want cause everyone know your full of bullsh!t just like the other sh!ttalkers on here so if you have such a big problem give me your name and we can settle this B!TCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

**** (Anonymous)


#1 (Anonymous)

I see it must be true about all the welfare the Brants get, otherwise they wouldn't of said it's "private information" and the person who told is going to get in trouble. They told on themselves about that one you stupid as*es! It's not like it's a big secret anyways, we all know they don'y work except for selling drugs! Maybe know they'll feel stupid and get a "real" job. I doubt it though, they are use to their life-style of living off the government. The only thing that upsets me about this situation is that my tax dollars paid for Mike and Tim to get drunk that night and now my tax paying dollars are going to continue to support Tim while he's in prison. I'm sure they spent their welfare check at the bat that night. The Brants will blame the county next for killing Mike since he used his check for drinks and drugs!!! Aftr reading their comments it sounds like they should stop worrying so much about partying and should go to school and learn how to spell, maybe then they could get off welfare.

just wondering ...


Someone who's k...

Hey Kim...your nothung but a BIG B!TCH. you are no good and worthless. your saying get a 'real' job. ok b!tch what's your job?? sorry standing on the corner doesnt give a pay stub. you dont know any of the brants so why do you keep talking? Shut up already gosh. and as far as you saying that your tax dollars are going to pay for Tim sitting in prision..ha ha ha i laugh at that one. thats one of the funniest things i have heard. I hope the Brants find where you live and beat the hell out of you for talking sh!t. R.I.P Mike you've been dead 1 month today. I miss you so much and love you so much. I hope you happy in heaven. im horrible with out you.

to#1 (Anonymous)

that comment didn't come from one of the brants you dumb a$$ so stay off this page you f~cking b!tch i'm getting so sick of you stupid people get a life and grow the f~ck up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bad Reflector (...

Hey - this post is getting out of hand - grow a pair and shut this thing down. This man was killed about a month ago, and now you have an online place for a cat fight. The heck with free speech - get rid of this post!!!


stop the bullshit, he was a loving man.
after knowing him for five years.
i love you mike rip

someone whos kn...

he was a great man. i love you mike.

Reflector Staff...

Several posts on this page have been removed for obscenity or libelous content.

Friend (Anonymous)

Hopefully the Brants have printed out all of the pages of comments posted on this page throughout the months so that they will have documentation when they file a lawsuit against the Reflector.

someone whos kn...

Yea we have. and i cant wait till we take the relectors a$$ down

#1 (Anonymous)

Once again the Brants are blaming someone else for the stupidity. You can't take someone to court for speaking their mind.Have you ever heard of this wonderful thing called freedom of speach? Your always trying to make a dollar from someone....get a job!

to #1 (Anonymous)

it looks like you need to get a job and a life is this all you do is sit at the computer and talk about people????? you say you have a 4 year old why don't you spend alittle time with your kid! talking about bad parents.

????? (Anonymous)

Alot has been said about a welfair checks, Do they even give welfair checks anymore? You know in a form where you can cash them and spend the money.

to the brants (...

you know i posted a comment earlier today and the reflector took it off and i said nothing negative. my comment was to to ease " someone who has known mike all their life" i wanted to let her know that i knew how she felt about being judged by waht other family members may or may not have done,but obviously that comment didn't have enough to keep things going. how disgusting!!! to #1 yes there is such a thing as freedom of speech , but there also is such a thing as slander and defimation of character! think about that.

a mom (Anonymous)

enough is enough. you guys are not acting like are putting down the brants for how they live and treat people. look in the mirror and see how you are treating the brants, you are no better then they can you look down on people just becouse of the way someone lives or how they are brought up.hate is a bad word to me, and i told my kids never to hate anyone, just because they are different then us.if this happened to another family and not the brants would you still be doing and saying the things you are saying?just becouse you dont like them does not give you the right to put down the family. you have forgotten that someone has lost thier life,and i pray to God this never happens to your familys and people write trash about you even if it is ture or not,so grow up and act you age and stop all of this, my little one treats people better then this.if this is how people talked about the brants all the time ,no wander they acted the way they do, if people did that to you ,you would act different too and want to beat peolpe grow up and leave them alone, you all have had you fun and you free speech so drop it!!!

Someone who's k...

To a mom: thank you for sticking up for us Brant's. you have opended your eyes and seen that we're people to and yes everyone makes mistakes. and to the comment To the Brants: thank you also. im glad that someone finnaly sees what i've been trying to say. thank you so much

#1 (Anonymous)

It's me again.....I just thought I'd let you know that I am a wonderful mother. Not that it's any of your business but my children are currently on vacation in another state with their grand-parents. I spend lots of time and show lots of love to my family. And as far as my commenting goes, I pay for my on line subsription and I'll write what ever I feel like writing! If you don't like it then don't read it. Noone is forcing you to log on to this site, just like noone forced Tim to drink and drive that night. As I said before it is upsetting when a person looses their life, I'm just glad that a innocent person wasn't killed. I personally feel better knowing that Mike will never be behind a wheel driving again. I know he wasn't the driver this time but I'm sure he's done his fair share of driving while intoxicated. I pray that Tim has learned from this accident and that he never drives again. If there's any jusatice in this world he'll be put in prison for many years and never have a license again. I don't understand why he's not in jail yet, Is he still in the hospital? I'll have to check into that, and if he isn't I'll do everything I can to have him put away. People that drive drunk and kill someone shouldn't be allowed to walk the street like nothing happend.

To KIMThe Big B...

Hey Kim shut the f*ck up. your nothing but a big b!tch and you need to get a life. may i ask-witch if you said no i'd ask anyway-if Mike wasnt an innocent person then what in the hell was he? you can kiss my a$$. and you know what you will do nothing to get Tim locked up. you'r a BIG B!TCH. hahahahahaha. you can do nothing at all do get Tim locked up for something he didnt do b!tch. get a life! stay out of the Brants life b!tch. or tell me where in the hell you live. b!tch. i'll come met you if you'd like. B!TCH! get a f*cking life ho3.

#1 (Anonymous)

Once again you've proven why you are trash and why everyone talks badly about you and your family. Thank You for showing your true self to everyone. I laugh at your comments, do you honestly think you intimadate me? I'm more scared of a spider than I am of you!

ima b!tch i kno...

yea im a b!tch i know i am..hahaha. i never said that i was trying to intimadate you now did i? See there you go putting words in my mouth again. and b!tch obously you must not know me. i dont care what people have to say about keep talking b!tch your making me famous!

#1 (Anonymous)

I see you stole your last line from my space, you couldn't think of anything on your own to say. Just a little FYI, the correct spelling is obviously, not obously. And you threating me is why I said your trying to intimadate me. I know you'd never say that, It's to big of a word for you! I really don't think your a bit*h, more like a immature little kid who tries to act big. Face the facts sweetie: you'll never amount to anything the way you act. You better get use to being put down, I have a feeling your going to face many disappointments in your life. No decent man is gonna want you the way you talk and act. Try talking to me one dat when you grow up!

billy (Anonymous)

Oh yeah your famous alright, your name can be found on the wall in all the mens bathrooms. For a good time call 419-660-****! I don't know if I'd be proud to be famous for being a hoe.

#1 (Anonymous)

I don't know you Billy, but that's effin funny!

to #1 (Anonymous)

you are calling people immature, have you happened to go back and read any of your comments? correcting people on their spelling, first you wished brian was in the car and now you pretty much are saying that mike deserved to die because of his reputation. talk about IMMATURE not to mention down right heartless! are you teaching your children to talk about families this way also? because if you are they are going to end up in alot of trouble themselves when they grow up and mommy might not always be there to run her mouth in their defense! let me ask you this, how would you feel if someone said to you that they hoped your children did not return from their vacation safely because they think your a b*tch? you would probably feel enraged that someone could wish such awful things on your children just because they did not like you. now i was not wishing harm to your children because i would never wish something so horrible even on my worst enemy, strictly hypothetical. another thing, just because you pay for your " online subscription " does not mean you pay to slander a family in the many ways that you have. what buisiness is it of yours and why should you care how the brant's live? for hating them the way that you do, you sure do know an awful lot about them. LEAVE THESE POOR PEOPLE ALONE!!!! try growing up yourself, as a mother you owe it to your children to not only teach them to have standards and morals but to also have some yourself!

Reflector Staff...

A comment by "To KIMThe Big B!TCH" has been removed from this post for obscenity.

Friend, Re: #1 ...


The Brants are trying to go through the grieving process and you continue to harass and ridicule them. You apparently lack the ability to empathize and that is an antisocial or psychopathic personality disorder. While the Brants may or may not be uneducated or on welfare or whatever, you have bigger problems. You should seek professional help at 419-668-9675 (Norwalk Counseling Services). They should be able to help you there. If not, then they will refer you to the appropriate person. Your comments on this site speak volumes about your own issues. Please stop posting, your revealing too much about yourself and very little about the Brants. It's creepy.