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

The Reflector (...

I know news is news...but what is wrong with our home town paper allowing this sort of lashing to continue? Does this help sell papers? Do you get additional money for every hit there is when someone opens this page or replies to it?

I have been very proud of our town and community but I am very disappointed in the Reflector for letting this go on. Please take these down, when is enough.... enough??

Curious (Anonymous)

A bit of a hypocrite aren't you, your so disappointed yet you had to post a comment. Come on how is this going to boost there sales they don't post these in the paper and logging onto here is free. Its not the papers fault if they didn't post them here they would find somewhere else to. Oh and do tell what makes you so proud of our town? they move a festival uptown to boost revenue and the business's complain please.... you don't like whats said here no one forced you to come here... but evidently you feel your superior to all these other people and that since you asked them they'll shut it down.....boy you have got a lot of pull since its still here.

aunt (Anonymous)

For Jdog Terry who and Joyce who's husband what do they have to do with this or Mike you just want to start stuff. Maybe you should get your as* beat by the both of them!!!!!!

b (Anonymous)

Aunt: Maybe you should read all of the comments and then you'd understand what they have to do with this. Maybe someone should beat your trashy as*

whatever (Anonymous)

i thought that the whole deal with the online blogger thing was that you had to respect your neighbors. well i see little of that going on: talking about beating each other up and talking about things that happened years ago, what does that have to do with a man dying at the hands of his own brother? nothing. he drank and drove. everyone knows that is wrong but the pople that do it anyways they think that nothing bad will happen to them. it's a sad day when those people are the ones whoend up killing someone.

aunt (Anonymous)

to all who wrote bad things about Mike you know what would you have alldone if it was your brother or sister this happened to would you like people to write bad things to your family my sister an brother-in-law are having a hard time dealing with this and you all act like little kidsan by the way who ever put the Grosswiler's and the Hersha's name in one of their little saying need to leave them people alone they didn't have anything to do with this here and there people go putting other people in were they don't belong Mike was turing his life around and know one would give the boy the time of day people now a days are so nasty to people and by the way the only ones who really know what happened that night is the good lord above but I think if Tim gets anything out of this then so should Amy for taking him to the car knowing if he was that DRUNK to let him drive an Jeff should to Jeff don't have licence to drive but he sure drove that car to my sister's an to Norwalk and other people said that Amy was at the bar before the time she said she was an she ain't as incent as she says she is

r.i.p (Anonymous)

we will all miss mike and the brant family will always be in my prayers.

just reading (A...

"aunt" you need to think about what you just wrote, you are talking about people talking bad about Mike and Tim which I agree they should not be at a time like this, But you then turn around and bring Amy and Jeff into this and talk bad about them. Is that right on your part?? I feel all names should be left out and just let police take care of this matter stop with all the finger pointing and name calling, It is not the time or place. This was a horrible accident and I think everyone involved in it knows, and they know the truth. So I think everyone needs to take a minute before they write and just pay your respects to Mike and his family and everyone else involved My Prayers are with you all.

fed up with the...

Doesnt everyone know it takes more to show hate and to speak hate about someone then to point out the positive in people. Why do people sit and think about something negative to write instead of the positive of someone? All of this is a waste of energy that could be used to teaching someone from this horrible accident. But instead people want to argue behind a keyboard like its going to change the fact that someone died. What ever happen to Peace, Love and Happiness?!!!!

mar (Anonymous)

i might be a minority but i really feel sorry for the brant family come on guys let them grieve in peace this is not the time or the place for bashing them just leave them alone and im not related to them and i dont even know them my prayers are with their family

whatever (Anonymous)

my theory -- brant's -- -case closed.

southernbelle20...

I went to school with the Brants and it's a shame to see anyone so young die.
As for most of you in this forum, this is exactly why I don't live in Huron county anymore, let alone the state. You all act like white trash. There has been a tragedy and if you do not have anything supportive to say to the family then don't say anything at all. One day something like this might happen to one of your family members. Yes Mike and Tim made a horrible decision that night; but we are all human and are prone to error. There is no one in this forum that is sin free or mistake free. Bite your tongues because like I said, one day it may be someone close to you that dies because of a bad choice they made.

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thats tellin' them southernbelle2007!! God Bless the Brant Family and Mike R.I.P.

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why. Norwalk makes me sick. If your not rich then no one cares about you. You dont have to do anything. you just get targeted.

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What makes you better than anyone? why do you think you can judge? Why do you think this couldn't have happened to you? Why do you think that karma wont get you back for the things you have said?

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