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.

Comments

jeff (Anonymous)

Tim was driving and was DRUNK. Face reality and admit your mistakes. How fast was he going by the way. To tear that car apart that much. Don't blame Charlie's they didn't force Tim to drink. Heck, they didn't even force him to drive. Tim has no one to blame but himself.

Not a Brant (An...

I know the girl with the brant daughter she is a drunk! Has 5 kids who live with other people. She is a bad mother the only reason she doesnt let the dad see him is because she is trying to make it miserable for him when actually the daughter is miserable. And besides that she hooked up with his cousin so there is drama there! Poor little girl.
The mother is way worse than any Brant if that is possible. IT IS!

T$Robinson (Ano...

wow ! you people have sunk to a new level , you should be ashamed of yourselves !!!!!!

To Jeff (Anonymous)

i hope that you cant sleep at night because of the way your talking about my family. you were supose to be Mikes friend. what now that he's dead you have nothing to do with the brants anymore?well we dont need you. we are perfectly fine without you. your nothing but a piece of trash.

Fed Up (Anonymous)

You have a lot of nerve to call someone a drunk after all the fuss you've made about people putting others down on this page. You are such a hypocrit! I'm sure their are alot of Brants that don't have custody of their kids, most of them shouldn't have custody. Look at the way that 16 year old was acting on here. Calling everyone B's and using the F word. I don't blame that girl one bit for not allowing her daughter around that family. I'm sure your probably exaggerating about her not having custody of 5 children. I might believe it though, If she allowed her self to get pregnant by a Brant then she must not be all there.

Not a Brant (An...

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