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.


Just a thought ...

Duh, Bob mclaughlin--huron county's finest drug detective, lol, only because he has his snitches do the work for him just like they all do. just watch your *sses on here as I'm sure the paper knows where everyone of these comments come from. Don't get caught up in a bunch of shi*. Sounds like that's what they are up to now. Watch what you say. RIP mike and God Bless the Brant family!

to whoever (Ano...

they don't have sh!t on anyone sounds like bob is a drug dealer or has a drug problem himself maybe he needs to get some help like some other people on here............

Someone who has...

I love you so much Mike. I think about you everyday and everynight. 24/7.I miss you so much. I miss the laughs the smiles the everything. i miss you. I want to cry put then again i want to be strong. Thats what you'd want i know it. I luv you so much Mike. you were a great man and god only took the best. And you were the best. Dont worry about what people have to say Mike. I love you.R.I.P.

respect (Anonymous)

Hey Big Bob,I don't know where you get your information from about the Fredericks, cause they don't sell drugs. They are Ministers. Are you sure you wasn't smelling there underwear

Ghandi (Anonymous)

in the immortal words of the great Rodne King .... "why can't we all just get along"?

college grad (A...

please everyone , support the summertime"gas out" we can and we will make a difference and we can make the aNorwalk gas dealers bring their prices down to a competative level , if we stop buying it when it is considerably higher compared to the other towns in the surrounding areas

#1 (Anonymous)

This is to Someone who's known Mike all their life: First of all, your calling people ret*rded. You said you don't need my two sence. If you are so smart you would know the saying is cents, not sence. So I think I'd watch calling others ret*rded. You must be some relation to the Brants seeing as how you have no clue how to spell. Grow up you piece of trash!

to #1 (Anonymous)

who do you think you are to tell someone to grow up look at all of your comments look what you just wrote and yes she does have growing up to do cause shes only 16 HOW OLD ARE YOU?????? GROW UP

BIG BOB (Anonymous)

To respect, Any one can become a minister on the internet these days. Selling prescription drugs is the same as being a drug dealer. I do have my story straight. I know for a fact they sell them! Curt Fredericks goes to the doctor and claims these ailments thens he sells the pills while Loretta Fredericks counts them out and counts the money.

to big bob (Ano...

is your last name mclaughlin????????

someone who has...

No srry Kim your the peice of trash B!tch. you grow up

to: big bob (An...

i would like to know who you that you said you have been at my house before this is toby brants wife ..... i dont know anyone by the name of bob ever being in any of my house so if you have where were we living since you know everything ....

BIG BOB (Anonymous)

Ministers, thats why Loretta Fredericks and Shirley Fulton tried to use Lorettas minister badge to get into the Sheriffs impound yard to see the wrecked car. They werent falling for it.

Annie (Anonymous)

Is this the kind of "constructive debate" you're aiming for, Reflector?

FYI (Anonymous)

THIS IS FOR #1:I'm a Brant so where's my welfare?Don't know to much about them do you--and another shocker for you ---I don't do drugs neither!So why don't you figure out who you're talking about before getting on here running your mouth about people you don't know nothing about!!!

almost a month ...

OK you all need to stop for real. Its been almost a month and there is still people on here trashing the family. You all need to just grow up and find something better to do! Its amazing how many people still are getting on here
starting $hit,trashing the brant family. I would think the reflector would have taken this off by now but obviously they like the drama, just like all of you. I got on here to print the article out on Mike and as i am reading all the
comments, im disgusted. You all have went on trashing the family then bringing other people and names up, what does any of that have to do with a family and friends loosing a loved one. Yeah to all of you that are wondering now I do
know the brants, i know some of them better than others, and the ones I know they are good people. I new Mike personally and he was a great guy, Yeah he had skelotons in his closet
just like all of us do. So i think its time for all of you to stop talking $hit and trashing the family and let Mike Rest in Peace. Mike YOU ARE MISSED AND LOVED BY ME AND MANY OTHERS!

Someone who's k...

To almost a month: your comment is one of the best ones i have heard so far. thank you for sticking up for US Brants. R.I.P Mike. luved by many forgoten by none

Almost a month ...

What the hell happened to my comment i guess the reflector didnt like the truth. IT disappeared

Reflector Staff...

Your comment was removed because of profanity. Please feel free to repost your sentiments.

To the reflecto...

Can i ask why this page hasnt been shut down yet? This is crazy. I not from your area and i dont read the reflector, and because you guys have let this go on for so long i will never read the reflector.
It seems to me as if the reflector staff thrives on the drama as well for all the other still trashing this family. I dont understand you guys are worried about a few bad words but you guys will sit there and let people
trash the brant family, talk about trashing a grave site, and talk about beating each other up, thats just disrespectful on your guys part. Its Been almost a month and i think that its time for you guys to shut this page down.
Or at least take off the comment section, the reflector and everyone else has drug this on long enough. You all need to let the family and friends of a love one grieve, and Let Mike Rest in Peace. It disguses me how many people
are still getting on here trashing them. Why dont you all graw up and find somthing better to do. I got on here last night to print the article, and im disgusted. Each and every one you Have skeltons hid in your closet just like them
and I. FOr those of you that are wondering im not related to the brants, I will say yes i do know alot of them, and they are good people if you give them a chance. I think its time for you all including the reflector to let Mike rest in peace.

Someone who has...

REFLECTOR-almost a month is not the only 1 who has said bad words on here.there are people talking about doing sh!t to his grave calling him a racist punk(you took that one off)and saying that he's nothing but white trash. people are also saying that the Brants are on all this welfare(witch i never seen that) and having babies with their cousin(i've never seen that either). so why dont you take this d@mn page off or shut the comments down. im so tierd of hearing the things that these people have to say. and yea you told me(on the phone) that we should just let people say what they got to say...bad or good. no! no one is going to talk about Mike bad and get away with it. im going to put my 2 cents in it. believe that. and does you staff have something against the Brants? is that why your keeping this page up?? i mean thats what i think cause you take other comments off for racism but look at all this. this is worse. WAY worse. this is out of control. takee this sh!t off

me (Anonymous)

I work at human Services and I can tell you that most of the Brants in this county are on welfare. So to the person that said that wasn't true....sorry. I know for a fact it is.

Someone who's k...

Me-how about you shut that hole in your face. people are saying that their using ALL the welfare up. maybe you should read all the comments before replying. Duh

TO ME (Anonymous)

what is your name you f*cking lier you dont know sh!t so shut your mouth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

just wondering ...

to "me", 1st I'm not a Brant, but I stand behind them 100%. I feel terrible for this family. It was bad enough to lose a son but then to have your name splattered all over this rag reflector is horrid. To speak to a family about their deceased loved one like you all have been doing is about the cruelist behavior anyone could impose on them. It will all come back to haunt you someday 10 fold! And I wish the Brants could be there to see you suffer. Anyways, back to "me", if you do indeed work at Human services you just got yourself into alot of sh*t by disclosing confidential information. I hope the Brants can find out who you are a take your a** to court. But I'm sure the Rag reflector will protect your identy for you. How stupid could you be to put that on here. I hope they burn your as* and you should lose your job also. If human services doesn't look into it themselves then they need to be called on it and held responsible until the right one is brought forward and made to make a public apology to all the Brant family, and then be fired!

To 'almost a mo...

I love a good free speech forum as much as anyone, but I agree allowing comments about someone that has passed away is just in bad taste. I can't imagine if it was my relative, I'd go berzerk. I live in Norwalk and hope I never make the paper for ANY reason good or bad, I'd be afraid to be ripped to shreds by anonymous fraidy cats online. Heaven help me if I save some old lady from a burning building. If the reflector comes to ask my name I'll tell them "Joe Schmo"

TO me (Anonymous)

I perosnally think by you saying that is not professional at all. I really dont think its your place to be telling people that
type of information.

Someone who's k...

to the one writen on aug. 4th, 1214:you are a very cruel person. i'd hate 4 you to be my mother,father,or any part of my family. i'd probubaly shot myself. ha ha ha

just wondering ...

Yeah, they didn't like my comment either?? Why was it taken down? You leave all these up here who trash the Brant family but when someone puts up something nice for them you take it off. this is twice tonight my comments have been removed?? Why?? Because I called the human service's women, "me" on her big mistake she made by putting confidentional information on a public website. I guess this is the buddy system here. What did she call the rag reflector and pay off someone to take my comment off. Too bad, she screw*d up and the BRANTS aren't stupid, they know that information is private. So keep taking my comments down and I will just keep posting them. Better yet I'll make some phone calls Monday. I also know someone who works there and I'm sure they will figure out who made the comment about how many brants get public assistance. I have already printed it out so go ahead and take it off also, got cha!!


to the reflector you keep taking off comments that aren't that bad but you are leaving racist ones on the other page you are dumb people and for ME you say you work at human services? your full of sh!t thats why your name on here is ME i think everyone on here knows that your a lier all you do is talk sh!t just like all the other bullsh!ters on here all you are is a b!tch if i knew your name you would get your a$$ kicked so whats your name b!tch???????????????????????????????????