Patrol: Driver in fatal crash had alcohol, marijuana in system

No charges yet.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Oct 24, 2013

 

The Norwalk post of the state Highway Patrol has received the blood test results from Morgan Jevec, the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal collision in downtown Bellevue.

Jevec's blood-alcohol concentration was .136 percent, troopers said. The legal limit for Ohio drivers is .08 percent.

In addition, Jevec's blood tested at 8.89 ng/ml for marijuana. The per se limit for marijuana is 5 ng/ml.

Jevec, 24, of Massillon, was driving a 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis at a high rate of speed west on U.S. 20 at 11:11 p.m. Sept. 17 when he entered the city limits and slammed the vehicle into a back of a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer that was stopped for a traffic light at the North Sandusky Street intersection, troopers said. The collision caused both vehicles to catch on fire, and the driver of the Blazer, Tracy Albright, 36, of Bellevue, died as a result.

Jevec and his passengers — three men from Canton — suffered serious injuries and were taken to hospitals.

Travis Roach, 54, of Bellevue, was treated and released at the scene for injuries sustained when his Buick was hit by Jevec's Grand Marquis after the first collision.

The crash report and investigation details are being sent to the Huron County Prosecutor’s Office for review. Charges are pending the review.

Look for the full story in Friday's Norwalk Reflector.

Comments

ladydye_5

Are they waiting on the fiery crash fairies to file the charges? He was HIGH and DRUNK. He was SPEEDING and crashed into a woman sitting at a red light causing her car to basically explode, killing her. There were witnesses, he was driving the car. Case closed. What are they waiting for? Why was he not arrested at the scene or in the hospital? Arrest him and let the charges pile up. WHO CARES. What is there to "review"?

smalltown_lotso...

I don't understand that either! He should have been arrested at hospital! Why should he get to be free while the prosecutor decides what charges to give him! Only thing I can think of is that one of the other passengers isn't out of the hospital yet but he should still be sitting in jail!.

rec8888

And they want to legalize marijuana. Shows how smart we are and where our morals are headed

lugnut2511

Im just wondering where this guy's at. Is he still in the hospital recovering or is he back home chill'n not much worried about things. This guy needs to be sitting in the county jail for numerous counts..I'm just at a lose as to why there have been no charges filed. He was drunk we know that!! Why isnt he atleast sitting in jail, holding him. He caused someone to die! Why isnt he sitting in jail for that? I know they have to build their case in all, but mean while, this poor ladies family has had to deal with a great lose. Just doesnt seem to fair for me. If this guy isnt in a hospital bed cuffed with a guard, then he should be in JAIL!!!

ladydye_5

I do believe that he was the LEAST in injured out of the whole mess. He was released within a day or so. Isn't that usually the way. The one who causes the problem and the heartache is the one "walks away"