Driver gets four months in jail for death of Collins passenger

Defendant Steven V. Maxey cried Wednesday morning as he described the victim in his aggravated vehicular homicide case as a friend. "There was a lot of crying and sobbing in court," said Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler, who recommended a six-month jail term. Maxey, 19, of Columbus, was sentenced to four months in the Huron County Jail for the March 18 death of his passenger, Michael W. Allgyre, 18, of Collins. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway also fined Maxey $500 and suspended his driver's license for three years.
Cary Ashby
Jul 25, 2010

 

Defendant Steven V. Maxey cried Wednesday morning as he described the victim in his aggravated vehicular homicide case as a friend.

"There was a lot of crying and sobbing in court," said Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler, who recommended a six-month jail term.

Maxey, 19, of Columbus, was sentenced to four months in the Huron County Jail for the March 18 death of his passenger, Michael W. Allgyre, 18, of Collins. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway also fined Maxey $500 and suspended his driver's license for three years.

The judge further ordered the defendant to pay about $4,500 to reimburse Allgyre's family for burial expenses.

Allgyre, of 2971 Court Road, was not wearing his seat belt during the Greenwich Milan Townline Road crash. He was ejected from the vehicle that Maxey drove between 70 mph and 100 mph, state troopers said.

Leffler earlier described Maxey's 1993 Dodge Stealth as a "muscle car."

A medical helicopter flew Allgyre from the crash site with serious injuries to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. He died about five hours later.

Allgyre, an automotive mechanic, was a former employee of Norwalk Raceway Park. He had attended Western Reserve High School.

Maxey was heading south when his car went off the left side of the road. It hit a tree and utility pole before going airborne. The Dodge then hit several more trees before it hit a ditch and overturned, coming to rest on its wheels on the east side of the road.

North Central EMS transported Maxey, who was using his seat belt, to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries to his head and face. Lt. Jim Bryan, the state Highway Patrol's Norwalk post commander, has said there were no indications drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.

Comments

to swiss (Anonymous)

just stfu...mmmmm'kay?

A Close friend ...

For anyone who wants to know, after Mike's funeral, Mike's fiancee' drove Steve to the wreck scene and made Steve show her EXACTLY where Mike landed,where the car was and everything about the accident. I know this because I was there. Yes, I believe Steve is remorseful,. but Betsy lost her only son, he was her Superman, he was all of our Supermen and I remember him on a daily basis. Steve should of gotten more time then 4 months, that is not a just sentence for the crime that was committed. And also, it was never proven Mike didn't have his seat belt on. The investigators stated that the high speed impact coulf of jarred it loose, thus throwning Lil' Mike from the car. You people need to get your stories straight!

RE: last post (...

does it really matter if he had his seat belt on? It isn't going to bring him back.

To All.... (Ano...

It is very true that some people believe that Mike did have his seat belt on while he was in the car with Steve. I had known Mike for a really long time, and I have even talked to his mother Betsy about this, every time Mike would get into a car he would put his seat belt on. One day me and my grandfather picked him up because me and him were both going over a friends house, and as soon as he got in the vehicle, he put his seat belt on. It wasn't like Mike just wore it when he was with an unexperienced driver. All of you who think I'm worng for lashing out... yeah, you're probably right, but if it was your best friend or a family member, wouldn't you be a little pi**ed when people get on the "ninny net" and start supporting the "accidental" killer?? I have been thinking strongly about putting on an assembly for Western Reserve High School on the dangers of wreckless driving. Mike's mother and I were going to put it on. Maybe I do need help, but I don't think a shrink would be able to help me, I just need time. Just because other people can use a shrink to get better, doesn't mean all people can... maybe lashing out is how I'm getting all my feelings out.

It is sickening how people can support a killer. Someone mentioned L. James and his speeding... yes, he should get into trouble, but he didn't harm anyone when he did it... Steven Victor Maxey KILLED someone during his wreckless driving!!! That my friends is called MURDER, either way you look at it, accidental or not, Steve is a murderer...

Hey Ashley, get mad at me all you want... I DON'T CARE...!!

oh my god!!!! (...

what is wrong with norwalk ? 4 months for killing someone they must of knew someone in the system to get that i feel 4 the family that lost their loved one!!!!

Ok, so how long...

How long is enough? No matter the length of time in jail, it won't bring your loved one back. And I don't think anyone is saying that he should have been driving like an idiot. We're just saying that accidents do happen and it's very sad that this happened. We are also saying that hate will eat you alive.

Whitney Boggs (...

Hate may eat all of us alive, but enough is enough... There is no way Steve should have only recieved 4 months in jail for either purposly, or accidently killing someone. Did anyone hear about the drunk driver getting 50 years for killing that family?? Yea, he was drunk, but still Steve should have got a sentencing like that man!!

To "oh my god" thank you for seeing it my way! Norwalk is messed up for letting an 18 year old at the time get away with sh*t like this... It makes me sick to my stomach.

Maybe I shouldn't blow up over this, but someone has to stand up for the beloved Michael W. Allgyre. He was one of my boys, and that will NEVER change.

Officer of law ...

Enough is enough....... now Steve got charged with 4 months....That is it end of story. The world still is turning now get on with your lives. Stop,.... just stop Of course you lost a loved one but he'll never come back you can't bring back mike no matter how much u try its not going to happen. Move on now its over.... but still my heart goes out to both families And Whitney get some damn therapy to ease you agony......... I'm tried of hearing all this Murderer Bull sh*t Now cut the crap and grow up what are u like 8 or something cause your acting like it. Now Move on with your life

Response to "Of...

You have no right to come on here and tell me to 'get some damn therapy.' Maybe this is the way I am dealing with the death of me best friend. You might not know what it feels like to loose a friend, but I do. You say to stop throwing around the word murderer, well hot damn, Steve DID murder Mike, whether it was voluntary or involuntary. Either way you look at it, Michael W. Allgyre was MURDERED!!

So to all of you who think you know what all I'm about, get off my back. And (officer), I'm not 8 years old, I am 17 and a senior at what people think is a great school Western Reserve.... I put my name on the board... how about all of you people stop being such pussies and put your name up here. That's including you Officer of Law Enforcement...

Whitney Boggs

Whitney: (Anonymous)

You sound very self absorbed. Quit feeling sorry for yourself. Believe it or not the world doesn't spin just for you. Your friend will be sadly missed, but life does go on, and frankly, your "poor me" attitude is an insult of Mike's family.

wishing he was ...

you really all need to calm down after all we have lost both of our friends and with everything that is going i know it was his fault everyone does but none of us were in the car and we don't know what exactly happened so who is to be the judge Steve is the only one who really knows so next time you have a question ask him know the truth or what really happened it deserves to be told not lied about any more

Whitney Boggs (...

Steve has lied to me about everything that happened... he even admitted to lying to me when we saw each other at homecoming this past fall....

To all the peop...

Thanks to all who made Mikes funeral happen. There were so many people who gave money to pay for the funeral.When all those cans were put in all the stores and resturants, to help pay those people back for all the money they paid for the funeral. betsy and her ex husband took all of them and spent them. They acted like someone just took them, but the poeple noticed the guy who said he was his father, took them.Now the court papers state that steve has to pay $4762.31 to the mother, for funeral expenses. Pay all those people betsy.They deserve that much respect,like they gave you when you were in need.RESPECT!!!!!!!

his sis (Anonymous)

whitney why don't u go and kill yourself. we all know that steve and mike both had the choice to driving fast. if mike would have told steve to slow down then he would have.

boys will be boys, thats why most teenage boys die before they're 21. cuz they like to drive fast. duh... get a freaking life, you were supposably his friend and we all know u just wanted in his pants. ya u might have loved him and if u did u would've killed yourself. so do the world a favor stop complaining and kill yourself.

getting paid (A...

is someone paying this girl whitney?maybe she is getting paid by betsy.

Whitney Boggs (...

No, I'm not getting paid by Betsy... Whoever thinks that is WRONG... I don't understand how anyone could think that I was being paid. Yea, I talk to Betsy, but that doesn't mean I would take money from Betsy just to put posts on this blog showing my feelings!

NO, I did not want in Mike's pants... me and him were just friends!! Why would I want to kill myself? If I didn't love him as a FRIEND I wouldn't have went to his funeral and bawled my eyes out the whole time. Maybe you should go and kill yourself! You have no right what so ever to come on here and say that. To Mike's sister, I don't see you on here defending your brother's death to some idiot that thought it was cool to drive at a wreckless speed!!

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