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.


To Friend (Anon...

I realize the Brants are going through a grieving process. But if their way of grieving is to accuse innocent people and slander theirs names not just online but by word of mouth all over Gods creation. Then some of them need serious help. Is part of the grieving process denial? Okay a family member died in a very tragic way. But people die everyday and it is a sad thing to go through but it is a part of life. Deal with it accept it and move on and pray it never happens again if it does hopefully not any time soon.

Friend (Anonymous)

Denial is the first stage of the grieving process. And yes, people do die everyday. That is why we must be prepared to meet God and be judged by Him. We are all guilty of sin, not just Michael or me or you but everyone. And we would all have to pay the price for our sins but Jesus Christ paid for us. There are alot of posts about Karma and God and it is obvious that many people have rejected Christ and his death as payment for our sins. We are all sinners; me, you, even the people in the churches that often act as if they were perfect. No, no one is perfect but Jesus Christ and instead of us paying the price, He paid it for us. So, let's stop examining other peoples lives and examine our own lives. Have we accepted that we are all sinners? Have we realized that there is a price to pay for sin and that Christ paid that price for us, all we have to do is repent (turn from our sins) and trust that His death was enough. Alot of people believe in God but God will not accept us without us accepting Christ's death as payment for our sins. This is not a fairy tale and it is probably the most important thing to be said on this page. Get a Bible and read it because just like Michael's time came, so will ours and what will we will we do if we have to face God still in our sins? And for you people that say don't tell us about the Bible, why worship Jesus and so on, consider it an act of love and not someone criticizing you.

To Kim the b!it...

first off Billy i dont know who your calling a hoe you dont know me and you'll never know me. and even if you did give the last 4 digets of that number you'd never get that call form me. believe that. and billy you can kiss my a$$. you dont know nothing and you'll never know anything so go get hit by a bus for all i care. and Kim here we go again. your calling me childish but your acting more childish that i am. all im doing is getting on here and defending me family. your getting on here and arguing with a teenager. wow you are childish. and i am a b!tch. i know i am so you dont have to tell me im not. everyone that knows me will tell you im a good person with a short fuse and a big b! proud to be a b!tch. it dont bother me at all. because i know if i dont care what people say and im a b!tch then i wont have to care about if i hurt someone's feelings. plain and simple. so like i keep telling you-and like jamie told you- get a life b!tch and stay the f*ck out iof mine. i think im going to go get a few angermanagement classes so i dont find you and beat the living hell out of you

Math Teacher (A...

Cousin: Do you read over your comments? Your the only one who's threatening people and acting like your a hard a*s. You just stated that you hope Billy gets hits by a bus. So the way I see it is that as long as it's not your family member getting hurt you think it's okay to say neative things. You jumping on everyone else for being rude but at the same time look what your saying. You'r 16 and saying your proud to be a bi*ch. You really should change your priorities and find something else to be proud of. I've read Kims comments I don't see her threatening you or cussing you out the way you have her. Hunny you have alot of growing up to do, I hope it's not to late for you to change or you'll eventually end up in the same place as Mike. Your actions are leading you down a bad path even if you don't realize it yet. I hope your mother is reading this as well. Why would you allow your daughter to keep commenting on here the way she has? I think she needs some supervision and her mouth washed out with soap. If it's so upsetting to her what people say, don't allow her to read it. I know you have parental control blocks on the internet, you should look into that. In one comment she said she doesn't work and she doesn't want to. Her boyfriend can take care of her. Don't you teach her to be a independant woman and to take care of herself? Mom you should be encouraging her to go to school and then college to make something of herself. If your so sick of everyone talking down about your family then why not do something to change that? It saddens me to see a child act this way and throw her life away because the rest of her family has done so.

Brenda (Anonymous)

These comments from both sides are amusing. When I get bored every few days, I just come on here and read the comments, while trying not to pee my pants.

to Math Teacher...

well i dont know you. and you dont know me. so i dont see why your on here telling me how to run my mouth. and what i said to Billy i meant it. and you know what now that you brought it up, i do want to be with Mike. i do want to die because this world is a living hell anyway. and i'll talk anyway i want to. this is my life and im living it the way i want. and you know what i never said that my boyfriend is going to take care of me. that never came out my mouth. i said i chose not to work and if i wanted to i could. my boyfriend is not going to do everything for me for sure. i can take care of myself

Re:To Math Teac...

Oh i forgot to say this, so your saying that everything that Billy said to me is ok? him calling me a hoe? thats ok? so tell me is this ok. F*ck you Billy your nothing but a d@mn c*nt. go f*ck yourself. is that ok?? no i dont think so. so him calling me a hoe is not ok. and he needs to be taught a lesson. and Kim has cussed at me even when i tryed to stop arguing with her. she keeps going. i cant stop her. and the hell if im going to stay off this page. HE'S MY FAMILY NOT THEIRS!!! and i never said that she was treating me. i agreed that i was treating her. i said i was because i know that i am. yea i treatened to beat her a$$. so what? maybe she'll stop being a chickensh!t and state her last name. i mean come on now im only 16. how much harm can i do???

Kim (Anonymous)

Cousin: Reading over your comment made me realize you need some severe help. For the sake of the future I hope you change your ways.....REALLY!! And just because Billy said something wronge to you, you shouldn't have to do it back. Two wrongs don't make it right. And for the last time, it's threaten, not treatened.

To Kim (Anonymous)

im not really in the mood to hear what you got to say..ok. and im aloud to spell anyway i want. you ainy my mother. and i'll change when i d@mn well please to. it's none of your business. so stop trying to run my life. you dont even know me. and heeres a little asvice..take your own. two wrongs dont make a right so stop arguing with me. i'll seak the help i need sooner or later. i know i need help. i didnt need it till Mike passed away and all this drama started. so please leave me alone. i dont feel like arguing. leave me alone please. so i dont need to get more help the i already need.

A reader (Anonymous)

Reviewing this entire thread makes me wonder whether having comment sections on these on-line stories is really such a good idea ...

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A comment from "To Kim the b!itch and billy" has been removed because of obscene content.

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A comment from "Re:To Math Teacher" has been remove because of obscene content.

#1 Kim (Anonymous)

I went to a party Mom,
And remembered what you said.
You told me no to drink Mom, so I had a Sprite instead.
I felt proud of myself, the way you said I would.
that I didn't drink and drive ,
though some friends said I should.
I made a healthy choice, and your advice to me was right.
The party finally ended, and the kids drove out of sight.
I got into my car mom, sure to get home in one piece.
I never knew what was coming mom, something I expected least.
Now I'm lying on the pavement, and I hear the policeman say,
the kid that caused the wreck was drunk, Mom his voice seems far away.
My own bloods all around me, as I try hard not to cry.
I can hear the paramedic say, this girl is going to die.
I'm sure the guy had no idea, while he was flying high,
Because he chose to drink and drive, now I will have to die.
So why do people do it mom, Knowing that it ruins lives?
And now the pain is cutting me, like a hundred stabbing knives.
Tell sister not to be afraid mom, Tell Daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven, Put "Mommy's Girl" on my grave.
Someone should have taught him, That it's wrong to drink and drive.
Maybe if his parents have, I'd still be alive.
My breath is getting shorter, Mom I'm getting really scared.
These are my final moments, and I'm so unprepared.
I wish that you could hold me mom, As I lay here and die.
I wish that I could say " I love you Mom",
So I love you and good-bye.

This is from MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving

T$Robinson (Ano...

thank you #1kim , for a well written and well said reality check .. i wish everyone would stop being so hateful on here



everyone (Anonymous)

The comments are only on her for 7 days, so if you quit responding they eventually drop off.

Someone with a ...

To all of you people who run your mouths on the Brants I have a 4 year old daughter who is a Brant and she loved her (Uncle Mike) very much but she never got to know him as much as she should I was hoping to be able to give her something when she got older to remind her of Mike but thanks to the idiots on this blog she wont be getting a copy of this because you have no respect for anyone including your own family because someday someone will run you down the way you are running these guys down.They Dont deserve it.I agree there are some Brants out there that need to grow up a little but dont we all!!!!Anyways hope you liked your picture Mike and our thoughts are with the WHOLE family

heartbroken (An...

This is for all you people on the computer.You people who are putting all this stuff,on here are full of sh**,Mike was a good man.He did do things wrong,but everyone does now an then he paid for his wrong doings so please back off and let him rest in peace and if the # 1 B, is yo-hole or anyone on here her you are not a good mother or person, you have been around the whole family and back.So if people can their mouth on the computer,why not come to Mike's family or are you all a chicken's.He is not here to tell you all how it is.That is why you can all run off at the mouth.Why don't you find something else to talk about,and let us alone.I cry each and everyday and night,because my baby boy is gone and people like all of you are not making this any better to handle.So please back off and let Mike rest in peace people went out and walked on my babys grave an throw he's flowers all over out at the grave yard.if you can't respect his grave then please stay away.pLEASE Whoever is doing this out there please stop and let him rest in peace and let us have peace of mind and soul Mike will come back and haunt you trust me


Kim #1 (Anonymous)

Heart Broken: I'm truly sorry to hear about what happened at his grave. I might say alot of things on here but it is wrong to disrespect someones grave like that. I hope you catch the person who did this.

Reflector Staff...

A comment by "heartbroken" has been removed because of obscene language.

heart broken (A...

there was no obscene language on my comment so please put it back on Thanks. I have seen a lot worst then what I put on here. I have seen a lot of nasty words and all I put was S**t

unknown (Anonymous)

Why do you keep taking heartbroken's comments off of here she is just trying to get her point acrossed isn't freedom of speech as you all tell her at the paper office so why not put it back on here other people say a lot worst things on here and it stays on here.

Someone who's k...

Mike was an awsome man. TO someone with a brant kid-Im sorry that your kid will never get something to remind her of her wounderful uncle. i've known Mike my whole life and i still wish i had something to remind me of him. all i got is a few pictures of him to remind myself of him. what i'd do is just print out the story. not the comments. she could keep both the story above and the obit. Mike was a great man. he always made me laugh. i have to keep reminding myself everynight to be strong and not to cry because that's what he'd want. and plus i try not to cry because i remember his 2 boys and how they must be taking it. i hear that Devin crys himself to sleep everynight. i know that he's taking it real hard. i just with that i could be there for him. but we live so far apart fom each other. i'd do anything to see them two boys again. the last time i seen them was at the funeral. and its hard real hard for me so i know that its real hard on them and their mother. i miss her to. she's awsome. Nut like i was saying i'd give anything if i could go back in time and stop all this from even happening. and as far as all you people on here talking bad now you might see that a little girl who loved hre uncle but hardly ever got to see him now has nothing to remind her of him. i know that i said some pretty mean things on here but let me remind you that it was out of anger. and to heartboken-i havent been out to Mike's grave yet and it makes me mad that someone would really do something so evil to a mans grave. so what if his last name was Brant. he was a great man and you people will not even give him a chance. well its to late now. and i still love him. talk bad about me i dont care no more. you people keep talking about my family and its rude. so say what you got to say i dont care.

Reflector Staff...

"heart broken": we have removed your latest comment because it contains the same word that we removed your previous comment for. You are more than welcome to make your point, just please do it without using profanity. Yes, there have been plenty of uses of worse language on this site, which is why the policy on obscene language was instituted. Since that new policy was announced, all uses of such language have been taken down, no matter what point they were trying to make.

Norwalk Residen...

Cousin: Don't blame it on everyone else that the little girl can't copy this. Your the one who cussed everyone out, not us. You say you did it out of anger, well I could think of tons of other things to say without cussing when I'm angry.

Someone with a ...

I think you have problems. I have only made one comment on this and that was only about my daughter and the people cussing on this page,there was not one cuss word in my blog so I think you have the wrong person!!!!There is only one Brant that I cuss at and that is the father of my daughter and that is my business> I have left the Brants alone for over a year and I intend to continue to do so. I apologize if you think I am someone else but the only reason I even wrote my blog was for my daughter,not to make any one mad or anything else!

Someone who's k...

To someone with a brant kid:that whole commrnt wasnt toward you

Resident (Anonymous)

Baby Brant Mother: I wasn't refering to you. I was talking To Someone Whos Known Mike Their Whole Life. Sorry you thought it was for you. She's his cousin that's why I titled it that way. She has a foul mouth and needs to watch the way she talks.

unknown (Anonymous)

To someone with a Brant Kid a girl at that it must be yo and she is on here when her boyfreind is at work because she won't do this in front of him just like she don't do other things when he is around and she is the only one that has a daugther by a Brant an between the daugther and the dad it's the mother fault that the dad can't she his daughter because she won't let him she isn't a good parent she don't watch her children at all an most of them live with other people not with her.

#1 (Anonymous)

To Unknown: I'm sure you must be a brant to make a comment like that. You people say everyone else starts stuff on here, look at what your doing! How does your comment have anything to do with Mike? She wasn't saying anything bad about the Brants but you have to get on here and say she doesn't let the girl see her dad and that she's a bad mother. I'm sure there's a reason the dad isn't allowed to see his daughter. If he's like the rest of the Brant's I wouldn't allow my children around him either! I think you should practice what you preach. If you don 't want others saying bad sh*t, then you shouldn't do it either. To the mother of the child, I'd keep that little girl far away from that family and change her last name.