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

someone who kno...

f*ck you people. R.I.Peace. Mikey

someone who kno...

f*ck you people. R.I.Peace. Mikey.

someone who kno...

f*ck you people. R.I.Peace. Mikey.

Karma will get all you sh*t talkers. Then what are you going to. Your going to hope that people dont bash you for your mistake.

#1 (Anonymous)

To Someone who knows Trash, oops I mean Mike: How about you fuc* off and go to hell! You say we should stop talking sh*t, why don't you stop? Your a piece of shi* just like the rest of them. Your right about one thing though, if you don't have $ you ain't sh*t. Well guess what, I have money so I'm better than you and always will be!

#1 (Anonymous)

To Someone who knows Trash, oops I mean Mike: How about you fuc* off and go to hell! You say we should stop talking sh*t, why don't you stop? Your a piece of shi* just like the rest of them. Your right about one thing though, if you don't have $ you ain't sh*t. Well guess what, I have money so I'm better than you and always will be! Ha Ha

#1 (Anonymous)

To Someone who knows Trash, oops I mean Mike: How about you fuc* off and go to hell! You say we should stop talking sh*t, why don't you stop? Your a piece of shi* just like the rest of them. Your right about one thing though, if you don't have $ you ain't sh*t. Well guess what, I have money so I'm better than you and always will be! Ha Ha, TRASH

#1 (Anonymous)

To Someone who knows Trash, oops I mean Mike: How about you fuc* off and go to hell! You say we should stop talking sh*t, why don't you stop? Your a piece of shi* just like the rest of them. Your right about one thing though, if you don't have $ you ain't sh*t. Well guess what, I have money so I'm better than you and always will be! Ha Ha, TRASH!!!

#1 (Anonymous)

To Someone who knows Trash, oops I mean Mike: How about you fuc* off and go to hell! You say we should stop talking sh*t, why don't you stop? Your a piece of shi* just like the rest of them. Your right about one thing though, if you don't have $ you ain't sh*t. Well guess what, I have money so I'm better than you and always will be! Ha Ha, TRASH!!! WHITE TRASH

TO # 1 (Anonymous)

let me tell you something you really think your better then everyone because you have money and you say that mike went to hell where do you think your going to go? and your on here calling people trash what the f_ck do you sound like i think everyone who reads your comment know's that your TRASH how old are you????????? Ha Ha, TRASH TRASH TRASHY THATS WHAT YOU ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!

sick of you all...

to #1, so, lets see, you are calling the person who wrote the last comment white trash, hmmm, then that means you must be BLACK TRASH, right, thought so. I can't wait to read all the sh*t I get about this because I made a racist comment. It will be guns drawn now I'm sure. But then why is it alright for you continually on here to call us "white" people trash. Take some of your own medicine!! If you have money it must be because you have 15 little "black trash" running around by 10 different men and are getting public assistance from us white trash, right?

to sick of you ...

excuse me nobody in this town collects more welfare than THE BRANTS AND I WOULDNT EVEN TALK ABOUT PEOPLE HAVING A LOT OF KIDS BECAUSE YOU GUYS MULTIPLY LIKE RABBITS AND IM SURE YOUR COLLECTING WELFARE FOR EVERY ONE OF THEM WHILE YOUR MEN ARE MAKING MONEY UNDER THE TABLE!!!!

sick of you all...

FYI, I am not a Brant or in any way related thank you! I am sick of you calling us white people trash, trash

sick of you all...

MY PRAYERS TO THE BRANT AND MIKE R.I.P.

norwalk native ...

judge ye not lest ye be judged.
"let he who is with out sin cast the first stone.and Jesus looked up and the accusers had fled...only he and the young woman remained. and he said"if your accusers forgive you so then shall i ,go for you are forgiven of this ,never to sin more."
"forgive them lord for they know not what they do."
Believe,W.W.J.D at times like these rise up together hand in hand
hearts to hearts,look to heaven
compassion for all and consideration for the family,friends and loved ones
may God bless and comfort you in your time of sorrow

norwalk native ...

may God bless and comfort you in your time of sorrow

LOTS OF LOVE. (...

all you guys on this p age grow up and get a life .if you are so good then why are you still talking bull about stuff you do not no about .talk about your life and family and lets see how much you like it .but you talk alot of bull so go on talk because we no alot of guys that do like people like the brant family .and like all kines of people there are good and bad so. R,I,P.MIKE WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU ALOT.

Someone who kno...

who are you #1? At least say your name since you like to talk alot of sh*t

T$Robinson (Ano...

it is truely unfortunate that anyone should lose their life in such a tragic way , but the facts are the facts , tim should have never been behind the wheel in his condition ! that is not the bar owners fault , or the bar tenders fault, or a 3rd party's fault , it is Tim's fault! and Michael should have never gotten into that car with a drunk driver , regaurdless who it was , . it is aterrible lesson for everyone to learn , and by blaming others for Tim and Michaels mistakes , will only perpetuate this senseless crime

just me (Anonymous)

i think there is a law that bartenders are not allowed to serve people that have had too much to drink if not there should be

#1 (Anonymous)

This is #1 and no I'm not black. I am a white woman in my late twenties with two children. I get no help from the government and I have a full time job. It's white trash like the Brants that give people a bad name. The reason I call them white trash is becaase they have babies with their cousins and collect more welfare than anyone I kbow. It's sad they can't work because their to busy partying. I just read in todays paper another Brant was sentenced for a dui, how many is it gonna take before this familt learns? Once again, your all trash!!!

re:just me (Ano...

When had someone had enough? And what responsibility oes the bar own have in getting them home? Letting them leave the bar with someone who has not been drinking?

re:just me (Ano...

When has someone had enough? How can we tell when is when for different people? And what responsibility oes the bar own have in getting them home? Letting them leave the bar with someone who has not been drinking?

sick of #1 (Ano...

why don't you give your real name. I have money also , but what does that have to do with anything. Money is the root of all evil if you let it go to youur head

$$$$$$$$$$ (Ano...

shes not going to give her name cause she don't want anyone to know who her trashy a$$ is

just little ole...

To #1-sounds like you have a personal problem with the Brants?? What, one of them dropped your white trashy a** because you were not good enough for them. Thats what you sound like me!!

T$Robinson (Ano...

boy , you people go right for the cheap shots , shame on you .. what good does it do to trash someones family name .. have a little bit of class , and courtesy , please , it only makes you look hateful and bitter and uneducated , when you get to that level . as far as the bartenders being responsible for cutting someone off when they have had too much to drink , that is just not right . everyone knows that you do Not get immediately drunk when you drink a drink , it takes some time to get into your system , so a person could appear sober after a few drinks , and then a half hour later , all of the drinks are kicking in , and they can barely stand on their own ! , so you see , it is asking alot for a bartender to be a worker , a mother, a toxicologist , and at everyones beckon call while he is working .. people need to be responsible for their own actions and their own sobriety .. it's that simple. i am still amazed at the mixed message that Ohio gives out about how they feel about drinking and driving. If we are really so against it, why do they sell all of the beer at gas stations ? does that seem weird to anyone else?

aunt (Anonymous)

when you talk about Brant's having kids by their cousin what the hell you talking about are you out there somewhere get our stories straight before you say what you say and by the way which ones are they a**shole

???? (Anonymous)

re: just me- a bartender can choose to " cut off " a patron at any time. 9 times out of 10 it is because of misconduct, obvious danger to self or others and just plain rudeness and fighting. if in fact a person is what you would call a regular then you begin to know haow much a person can handle before they hit any one of those stages. the conduct of a person and their actions when they leave that establishment are not the bars responsibility. anyone can say that they have a D.D. for that night or that they are on foot , but anyone can lie also. are the bartenders supposed to follow all patrons to their vehicles as they leave for the evening? if they leave their post then you stand the chance of an underage person getting alcohol. it is a no win situation. but to agree just a bit , a good bartender knows when someone has had enough and knows what they are thinking and if that person cares they will do their best to try and prevent a tragedy or a dui or whatever. are you a drinker? have you ever had 3 beers and driven? do you know that that is all it takes to be considered impaired to drive. especially if the 3 beers are in a short period of time. some people can drink 3 and be obviously drunk for some it takes alittle longer for the drunk signs to show but that does not mean that they were not impaired at 3.

Someone who kno...

#1... How do you "know" the Brants? It has to be by reading their name in the paper. I know you can honestly say you have NEVER met them personally- because if you have you wouldn't say the things you do. You said you have two kids rite? Being a mother you should know the RESPECT you would want if your child died rite? What makes you think you can speak ill of her whole family-PUBLICLY? There is a number on here you can call and discuss your views with his brother PERSONALLY. I feel that it is redundant to call YOU #1 so I am now going to call you and only you B*TCH. That is your new name now. I havent bad mouthed a single person on here and I feel that you have very well over earned that name. Unless you would like to be called by your full name only I can do that, but until then B*TCH is your name. If you would like to discuss this as adults I can give you my number- all will be settled. No names on here at all and you can tell me over the phone when we talk and straighten this whole thing out. Fair enough. My name is Rachel.

#1 (Anonymous)

I tried to call his brother but his phone is disconnected, imagine that. And to the person who said I must have been dumped by a Brant, do you really think I'd date a Brant? I'd rather chew my own arm off!

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