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.


Joyces Husband ...

Mr.Martin: I feel sorry for your wife, 1st of all for having a husband like you. 2nd for losing her family members. Now, I don't know what type of a man you are to say you'd hit a woman. This is Joyce's husband, if you ever threaten my wife again I promise to hunt you down and beat the living sh** out of you. You aren't a man, a real man would never disrespect a female the way you have. She never attacked you personally untill you cussed out everyone and said you'd bash their face. Your wifes mother probably died from having a piece of shi* son-in-law like you. Karmas a bit**, that's why your family mambers keep dying. All the wrong you and this family have done is coming back to you. Mike was nothing but a racist punk. This is God's way of punishing him and the family for all the hurt they've caused to innocent people. So with that said, I hope you do find me, I'm a police officer and I'll take your a** down.

rip (Anonymous)

god bless your family

Kelly C. (Anonymous)

Sharon-I'm curios as to how old you are. You act like a 17 yr. old sh*t starter. This is my first time commenting, and I've read over them all. It seems like you've been throwing fuel in the fire with Joyce and Sue, heck everyone for that matter. If I had a brother with 25 dui's, and I think you mentioned some family member has anger management classes, I wouldn't be talking about anyone. I think your the one that need the prayers abd I'll say one for you now.

follower of the...

Sharon-You speak of God and praying for people, your such a hypocrit! No Christian woman would call another woman a bitc*, or say they should be busted in the mouth. Remember you will have to answer to your maker some day as well as everyone else.

mikes aunt (Ano...

this is mr.martins wife and first of all my mother died from cancer and please dont talk about my family anymore and if you are a cop i can see why people call cops a pig cause thats what you sound like and yes i do have your wifes name and i am going to go to the paper to have this off the computer and i hope you are happy my niece reads this every day and you just made her cry that is real sorry of you and just to let you know my husband never layed a hand on me ever just look at all your wifes comments what kind of people are you really sick i can't stand no more i don't even know what to say anymore i hope you do some praying tonight for all that you had said on my nephews page.

Joyce (Anonymous)

Mrs.Martin: Please do turn this in to the paper.You'll be lucky if this isn't turned in to the police for the threats your husband and other family members have made. I don't know why you felt the need to tell me yoiur husband never hits you, to me that sounds like he does. I really don't care about that though, it's not affecting me. I'm soory if your niece is crying, look at the things you and your family are saying to poeple. It's threat after threat and name calling. Maybe if you guys were respect people would show some respect to you. When I say my prayers tonight they won't be about what I said, rather they'll be for you and all your threating comments!

terry martin (A...

dear mr piggy you hunting me down would be your worst mistake of your life you would very quickly become the hunted so watch your p's and q's when you address me pig if u r a cop like u say u r u know wher to find me if u need an address ill be glad to give it yo you.oh and by the way what the f_ck you going to do beat me to death whith donut just make sure its a jelly filled there my favorite (cherry) oh yeah i dont hit women just b_tches like your wife.

brittney-the co...

OK enough is enough. im tierd of all this drama that people luv to leave about my cousin. for 1 he was not racist at all cause he was dating a mixed woman. so what ever yu mr. big shot has to say about my cousin is so disrepectful then whatever. yu are no good anyway. and the next time yu heartless ppl have to say about my WOUNDERFUL cousin how bout yu come to sandusky and say it to my face? i would luv to met yu. i think ot would be awsome to met sum ppl that think they kno everything-more than the family-about my cousin. i kno that all this is doing is causing more drama and i bet all you drama luving ppl luv it but ima defend Michael to the fullest. i luv him with all my heart and i will defend him. he was real big on respect and im doing what he luved to do and showing him the respect that he deserves. why wont yu ppl let my cousin R.I.P and leave him alone. he has done nuthing wrong to any of yu! he was a great man. its hard to believe that even after he has been put in the ground yu guys are still doing what he hated! disrespecting him and still puching him back. even when he was alive no matter what he did no one gave him the credit he earned. everytime he would make a step forward ppl aould push him 2 back. so i hope yur happy that yu are STILL pushing the man back even after he is in the ground. how disrespectful. i still luv mike. yu ppl aint ever gona stop that. i dnt care if yur the po-po's or not. my luv-as well as the family's-is true.

Officer (Anonymous)

You are a piece of work! Your so ignorant that the only way you know how to talk is by using profanity, may God help you. Give up with the shi* talking, your a grown man, act lke one. Your right that I can get your address, I'm sure it's on the court docket for all to see. Your probably proud of your record. Sorry I don't have time to sit on the computer with you all night, I work 2nd shift so I have t obe up early. The scrap yard must give you weekends off.

Officer (Anonymous)

No one is disrespecting Mike or talking shi* about him really. It's your stupid family that's starting shi*t, check them.

neutral ground ...

Do you have a my space page on your computer? Someone really hates your family, they made a whole page about how your all trash and drunks. They have pictures of you guys and everything. There's pics of the funeral with mean comments all over it. It has some pics of Britt and all the other girls calling them slu*s and they edited it so they have dic*s in their mouth and stuff. It's very vulgar and degrating. You should check it out and try to delete it.

god bless (Anon...

my prayers go out to the family

PLEASE (Anonymous)


brittney-the co...

hey neutral ground. whats yur name plz

R.I.P (Anonymous)

rest in peace mike

neutral (Anonymous)

Brittany, my girl is the one who told you about the my space thing. She;s sleeping but I can ask her in the morning if she wants to give her name. I don't know who put it on their my space page, it should be taken off though it;s bad!

britt (Anonymous)

i would like that very much or try some other way to tell us how to find it. thank you


Both Tim and Mike had a ride home that night from an alternate party.
They chose not to take it. They had 2 choices that night safety or tragedy and both of them chose tragedy. No one dumped the alcohol down Tims throat no one pushed him in the car and made him drive. He chose that.

Reality Blogs? ...

Reading these blogs are better than watching reality TV. Very entertaining....keep it up I love this.

JDOG (Anonymous)


The Oldest Sist...

Listen to all of you , it has gone from a death to everybody wanting to beat eachother to death and the most of you dont even know us , your just going by what you hear . And Britt you are just a young girl who has no business putting your comments on here your making it worse. Just let the police do their job and let Mike rest Im sure he isnt up there telling everyone to keep this up , Im sure hes real tired of it to. To all of us BRANTS just let these people run their mouths because we know what we believe and it will hopefully come out in the end. This is the most childish thing I have ever seen in my life now you have people not even talking about this mess wanting to fight other families ?????? Baby Brother I love you no matter if you were right or wrong and Tim that goes for you to . Nobody ment to hurt or kill anybody. I bet if all of us would stop trying to defend our family then you wont see another comment on here. We dont need to defend ourselfs to nobody.

sharon (Anonymous)

to follower of the lord..if you are such a cristian woman you would have never made the comment you made to me. Talk about a hypocrit. I'm sure God is disappointed that you are passing judgement on others so I will also pray for you. You have a great day, maybe I"ll see you in church on Sunday???

to the cop (Ano...

their u go calling the family stupid thats what im talking about get a life oh yeah your a copu have no life everyone all ready hates u. this is my last blog i hope all u pepole die a horrible death and rot in hell f_ck all u mother f_ckers your day will come and u will be judged not by me or not by the brants but by the MAN!!!!so keep on talking he knows who's in the wright and who's in the wrong and as far as me u all r wrong.C YA B$tches in hell

r.i.p (Anonymous)

rest in peace mike

Follower (Anonymous)

Sharon- I'm sorry you feel I'm a hypocrit. I didn't judge you or anyone else, I simpley stated that you should watch what you say. I don't know any christian that would speak the way you have. I don't need to defend my christianity to you, I KNOW I'M A GOOD PERSON, MOTHER, AND WIFE. Everyone on this page(including myself)could use some prayer. God Bless You

r.i.p (Anonymous)

we love and miss you mike

Wondering why t...

It's really time for the Reflector to close down this particular story-forum. I'm all for free speech, but this has gotten completely out of hand.
It's gotten nasty and personal, and it left the bounds of good taste a long time ago. Not everything has to be rosey, but in this case, it's disgusting.
It appears Brant family members/supporters aren't going to back down, and some of the other posters here are egging them on, whether intentionally or not.
Norwalk Reflector: Please do the responsible thing here.

R.I.P mike (Ano...

we all miss and love you . we all know that you were a caring and loving person ....people who are talking didnt know you obvesly the only way they knew you was by the newspaper but, everybody makes mastakes and always is forgiven. they dont mean nothing because your family and friend loved and cared about you so people can talk what they want we all could carless..................

New London (Ano...

To the Norwalk Reflector:


T$Robinson (Ano...

ok , we are all making this way too personal , lets get down to the facts , we have 2 men , who have a long criminal background , who were drinking and driving at really excessive speeds on a dangerous curve and lost control , and hit the bridge , and the car ripped in half , killing the passenger , and harming his brother who was behind the wheel !! those are the facts..obviously the fault lies with the judgement of the driver , who regretfully killed his brother , but whether he meant to do it or not , he was commiting several crimes at the time , and needs to be punished with jail time after he recovers !..maybe some of the blame also falls on the judge and the court system for allowing him to commit the vast amount of crimes in his past , and still allowing him to be a free man .. if they had been in jail , where it sounds like they belonged, they would both be alive and unharmed , and unable to harm innocent people, today ..the same could and should be said for anyone who has 25 DUI's in the state of Ohio ..why anyone with that many wrong-doings on his drivers license is allowed to be free to walk the streets , or probably free to unlawfully get behind the wheel of a car, is way beyond me .. we would probably not be having all of this heated debate in here , if the judicial system were doing their jobs !!