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

hmm (Anonymous)

just saw a brant from vickery, ...dui in Mondays paper

aunt (Anonymous)

by the way the brothers cell phone is working you are just a chicken sh*t to call him and let him know who you are so I guess you are a B*tch and by the hmm so what if you seen a Brant from Vickery how had a dui who the hell are you to judge someone I bet someone or even you probley have a record for something you peice of trash

#1 and hmm (Ano...

why don't you stay out of the brants lifes if you are not a brant stop talking your sh*t i am getting real sick of you people like you are perfect get a life or spend time with your family cause our family stick's together thats how much we love each other what would you do if your family went through this and to #1 are you the one who said you would piss on my nephew's grave i would love to see you try and why did you say the brants knew you when you never gave you name chicken sh*t thats all you are and if read my other comment i said his phone said to try your call later its not disconnected so try again so what is your family about never did any thing wrong right bull sh*t thats all you are so you said we knew you so WHAT IS YOUR NAME YOU CAN JUST PUT YOUR FIRST if your not a chicken sh*t !!!!!r.i.p mike i love you aunt lori

little ole' me ...

#1 will not put her name, she's already running scared, you can see it. damn, what is she, or maybe he, gonna do when they r found out, would love to be there to see. I'd love to see this piece of trash put in her place. R.I.P. Mike and prayers to the family

Thinking (Anonymous)

its a bad thing when someone dies. My heart goes out to this family and his kids if he had some. But foer you #1 to say things like this what kind of trash are you. Only trash would put a person down when there dead. Got to feel sorry for yopur kids having a mom like you. to the Brant family sorry for what happened to your family. Ihope with all the stories of the bars and drinking something will be done.

Thinking (Anonymous)

Thinking it’s so simple for the intoxicated citizens of Norwalk to put the responsibility on the parents or on the Brants for drinking too much. We ought to start looking at the bars that don't ID and just keep supplying more drinks to an individual that already had more then they should. This is the business they decide to open, and should be held responsible for their part in it. If you are a bar owner you need to know what is going on in your establishment or you need to be closed down. These are people’s lives that you are playing with. We have two families that lives are changed because of this bar owner not doing her job the right way. There are even more families out there that lives are being affected by these places that we have not heard from. As the 16 year old had under age friends with her. What else is going to happen for this town to wake up and see that this bar is not more important then are kids and a person’s life? What has this world come to when going out and having a place like this to party in is more important then this individualizes life and the future of our kids? These are our children and what type of parents would we be if we just sit back and say its ok for an establishment like this to do as they please, and put the blame all on to the parents that maybe doing a good job to start with. Kids will do what ever they think they can pull off and we all know that once some individualizes start to drink they my not know when to stop as their judgment is effected by the alcohol. That is when the owner or employees need to step up and do their jobs or as I said before not be opened. I would think that life is more significant then a bar. Business like this should not be able to corrupt are youth. If this establishment was doing it job then a 16 year old girl would not have been able to enter the door. Charlie’s and all these other establishments that think it is “OK “to corrupt are young adults (under age) we need to show them that the parents of this town will not stand by and let it be done. There is more places that adults can party in lives can not be replaced and the time that is token away from a family with their loved ones can not be given back. Is there not already too many alcoholic’s in this town why would the bars need the business of are kids?

little ole' me ...

I wonder if the people from willard know the story behind the passing of a middle aged man a few weeks ago? Yes, it was an accident from falling, but why? He was remodeling his home and had an open area right outside his backdoor, going into what I would imagine was the basement. And that is where he fell to his death striking his head on the way down splitting his face completely open and then breaking his neck. How sad. Would this have happened had he not been drinking, more than likely not. He had just left the Willard Moose on St. Rt. 224, very intoxicated, and drove himself to his home on St. Rt. 61. Thank God no one lost their life on the road that night. And there were people in the Moose that night who knew how intoxicated he was and just lelt him walk out and drive home. I'm sure his family or close friends do not want this known but I feel it should be.

re:little ole m...

who do you think you are? do you know for a fact without a doubt how this man died or at what time of day he died? and further more this man's death has nothing to do with this particular article. i knew who this man was and i won't deny he was at the moose the night before he was found(that's what i heard)but do you know for sure that he went home and drunkenly fell to his death? you've got a lot of nerve getting on here making statements like this and i'm sure his family and friends would not appreciate you bringing him into something he had nothing to do with. some people are so cold hearted that they don't realize how their words and actions may affect other people and right now i see you as one of those people. unless u are a huron county coroner then u have no right calling a cause of death!!!! r.i.p DAVE

little ole' me ...

my story was in reference to "thinking". First of all I never mentioned a name, you did. I was only making a comparison as to when too much alcohol is too much and what part bartenders play in this. And how many alcohol related deaths go unnoticed each year just because they were not involved in a vehicle. And I'm only repeating what his closest friends are saying, their opinion, not mine. I was not there, they were and they knew how intoxicated he was, again, their words, not mine. Sorry to upset anyone, it was not my intention. AndI repeat, I never mentioned a name-you did!

Hob's Girl (Ano...

So #1 you are a woman! hahah this is even more fun for me now that i know you're a woman, so let ME know who you are so i can get ahold of you myself. For your information B***ch, Brian and I live very well, so, so much for your inquiries about ALL the Brants. And i suppose you or anyone you know has NEVER EVER been in trouble huh? Oh that's right you must be perfect. I feel sorry for your children knowing the attitude they will learn from you. Wow they'll even learn how to discriminate other people. Hats off to you for mother of the year. You must be a sad and lonely woman and have no remorse in your heart for other peoples losses. So come on give me a good laugh and let me know who you are, then Brian and I can really laugh at your stupid a**!!!!

rockstar!@$%&3 ...

do you really think this is helping our family,
he's dead, he's gone just let him rest in peace.
stop all this bull crap. kthanks.

rockstar!@$%&3 ...

i love and miss you mike 7.5.07 rest in peace

aunt (Anonymous)

To Hobs girl you go if you need any help which I don't think I MEAN I know you don't need it just let me know I'm the one that you guys don't see that much of but I'm just sick of everyone on here talking trsah and running you all down if she was any kind of a woman she would come and get what she needs a good a** kicking then she would quit talking all that sh*t that she is talking I guess she is mad because she ain't a Brant or some part of the family but then she ain't good enough to be one or the next best thing to be with use kind of people she is TRASH hob you go to Mike would be proud of all of us that stick together and we always will know matter what family is family right guys love and god bless you Mike and you are in my prayers and in my heart love ya bud

See? (Anonymous)

You guys are reinforcing peoples' thoughts on your family all by yourself. There are probably even more people who feel badly about the Brants, since you made people think that's how all of you are. Every few words are stars because you can't put them. Who talks that way? Trashy people...and yes, they don't have to be Brants, but on this page, it seems so.

to see (Anonymous)

did you look at the other comments on here?????? yes we are going to stand up for our family the only bad people on here are the one's talking bad about us this page is about a brant that passed away not for the world to talk sh*t on us and thats all it is. and for #1 you said that the brants know you WHO ARE YOU we don't know the only thing we know is that you are a sh*t talker.

RE:Just wonder...

Wondering why this is still open... wrote on Jul 14, 2007 3:34 PM:

" 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. "

The above was written to the Norwalk Reflector 13 days ago. While browsing the number of disgusting and name calling comments against the Brant families (whom I do not know), I can not believe that this local paper continues to keep this forum up and running. Your paper disgusts me as you continue to let a grievng family be ridiculed like this.
I pray that the Brant family stop all further comments on this forum and then grieve peacefully for "Mike Brant".
Please accept my deepest condolence on your loss.
God be with you and your families !!

Kim A.K.A #1 (A...

Yeah I said it once and I'll say it again....TRASH! All you loud mouth drunk hillbillies are nothing but the shi* on the bottom of my shoe. I wish all of you a miserable life. What goes around comes around and your family is getting it all.

just wondering ...

stopped by Mike's gravesite yesterday to pay my respects on my way home from norwalk. Just wondering why there are 2 bud light cans and a cup there stuck in the grave. Something he would want someone to do or someone's ideal of a sick joke. Either way, I was just wondering, not that it is even any of my business.

just a reader (...

i have been reading all this stuff you people have been saying. i do not know any of you or the brants. how would any of you like it if this happend to one of your family member, and people were doing this to you? it would not feel good.so put your self in the brant familys place.yes we all know it was wrong for what they did, we all do stupped things in our lives but who are we to judge what other people do or how they live, things happen and you go on and learn for it and hope it never happens again. but we all know it will some place in the world.and nobody is any better than anybody else,some people just make bigger mistakes then others.so put your noses back into your own family lives and leave the family to try to put their lives back together this is hard on any family even if they are good people or ones that get into trouble, nobody is prefect.so pleose stop all of this.

aunt (Anonymous)

TO JUST A READER; I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your last comment it seem like you know what this family is going threw and you are very understanding I wish people would give my sister and brother-in-law and the rest of their children the respect as you have the need time to greive and the only person that is always right in this world is GOD himself and we will all have to meet him someday if we like it or not just like I tell my family when it is my time I'm ready and that I'm not afraid to die because I have ask God to forgive me for all my sins and I think that if people would listen to people and not judge them the world would be a better place.God Bless You and Mike I miss you very much

1helvaco2 (Anon...

I know the Brant's when I was in school I dealt with their bad mouthing and all their Shi* talking. This is nothing new, they are all this way... drugged up and drunk out 24/7. This is a typical Brant family reunion. They don't take critisim very well, actually.....they don't take it at all. They tried to "beat me up" but got beat down. People you just need to STOP! They thrive on this...Don't you get it?!?

T$Robinson (Ano...

to "little ole' me" you are amazing .. you made the comment that i am a busy body , and then you spread your gossip on here about a questionable death about a willard man ?? Sharon , that is called gossiping !!and i am just curious ?? just how long exactly is a bar tender supposed to be responsible for a patron , according to you ?? this man that you talked about from willard, by your own account was at home, after he left the bar and was up on his roof working?? don't you think that if he were really that drunk , that he would have been unable to climb a ladder and step onto a roof?? i have tried to do some roof work myself , in the past , completely sober , and it was alittle tricky to get up on a roof properly , without falling ... why can't everyone just be accountable for their own actions?? if this man was intoxicated , and was up on his roof, i would definately say that he was NOT using very good judgement, on several decisions , so why do you feel that it would be any bartenders fault , or job to try to change what he has determined to set out to do ??

keeping up with...

to robinson, maybe you need glasses or are wasted, I never seen anything mentioned about anyone being on a roof, lol. you are pathetic. you can't even gossip and get it right, lol. go away.

sick of robinso...

you r amazing, you are all over these comment pages spouting your stupid "opinions" about every1 and any1. get a life! I hear they have arts and crafts down at the old folks home and senior center, maybe you should take that up because all you do on here is make yourself look like an a**. You are not winning any brownie points here, espically trashing people and critizing them. If I were one particular person on here, I would be finding out who you are and taking your a** down! You are incrediably stupid. sorry brants, could not help myself but some people just need to be put in their place. God Bless You-to The Brant Family.

me (Anonymous)

thanx again, "sick of robinson". now he or she will start picking on you and hopefully leave me alone. God Bless the Brant Family and RIP Mike!

concerned willa...

back off, let them grieve, they`ve lost two sons, one in the ground and one on the way for a lenghty jail term, concern yourself with your own. bless you Brant family, R.I.P.

.... (Anonymous)

Tim is a great person. Mike was also a great person. I wish that people would just shut-up and lat them try to get over this. I know that Tim-if he did do this-would be broke up about all this. But he can't remember a thing about that night. So im srry.

T$Robinson (Ano...

to "keeping up with ya all" you are right , i went back and re read what Sharon had told us when she was gossiping about the man from willard , falling to his death .. i guess , in my mind , i pictured him falling off of a ladder , but upon rereading "little ole' me" gossipy comments , you are right .. she never did say anything about falling off of a ladder .. i am sorry that i misspoke

Gas Guzzler (An...

iknow that i am going completely off subject here , and i apologize for that , but i don't know where else to vent my frustration . Yesterday i drove to Bellevue, and i couldn't help but notice that the price of gas in Norwalk is $.20 higher per gallon in norwalk than the entire surrounding area ..why???? i feel that the gas station owners in Norwalk feel that they can charge whatever they want to , and people will just have to help them increase their profits , by buying from them , because the entire town's gas prices are inflated !! i am asking for your help today .. i want to stage a summertime "gas out" to force the local stations to bring their prices down to a competitive level .. if we all quit buying our gas in norwalk , they will sooner or later be forced to bring the prices down .. Iam a product of the late 60's and early 70's . where people would take a stand against all of the injustice that they witnesses , and through our protests .. we did make a difference..so i am asking you to join me in buying your gas anywhere but in Norwalk , until the Norwalk dealers bring the prices down to a competitive level .. it is crazy that the people in Norwalk should have to pay these inflated prices when you can go to the next town over and but it so much cheaper... so please email your family and friends and please help with this .. lets take a stand , let's make a difference .... Thank-you

SOMEONE THAT HA...

Gas Guzzler-im glade you feel that way and would like to make a stand but,with all do respect,this story is about Michael. im not trying to be mean or anything at all like that. ypu probubally came on here to get your story out because every1's on here.i completly understand that. and off the sunbject....NORWALK REFLECTOR NEEDS TO TAKE THIS D@MN STORY OFF OFF HERE. THIS IS GETTING A LITTLE TO OUT OF HAND DONT YOU THINK? PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT DOING THINGS TO MIKES GRAVE AND TREATING A DEAD(WOUNDERFUL)MAN LIKE HE'S TRASH. SO NORWALK REFLECTOR I DONT CARE IF PEOPLE KEEP COMENTING THIS PAGE YOU TOOK THE COMMENTING OFF THE OTHER PAGE ABOUT THAT MAN FALLING TO HIS DEATH BECAUSE OF RACISM....BUT PEOPLE ARE ON MIKE'S PAGE SAYING HOW RACIST HE AND THE BRANTS ARE! YOU NEED TO TAKE THIS F*CK!NG PAGE AS WELL AS HIS OBIT. OF THE D@MN COMUTER. THIS IS GETTING WAY TO OUT OF HAND. AND YEA I KNOW,I'LL PROBUBALLY HAVE A WHOLE BUNCH OF PEOPLE TELL ME WHAT THEY THING,AND PROBUBALLY TELL ME THAT IM A BRANT-WITCH IM NOT-AND HOW BIG OF A PIECE OF TRASH I AM. KNOW WHAT BRING IT-IM READY TO FIGHT B!TCH3S.

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