Man charged in wrong-way crash expected to enter plea agreement

Juan Garcia, Jr., was killed in the Christmas Day incident

6/25/2013
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Adam Tunison of LaSalle, Mich., appears for arraignment in Lucas County Common Pleas Court in April.

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Adam Tunison of LaSalle, Mich., appears for arraignment in Lucas County Common Pleas Court in April.
Adam Tunison of LaSalle, Mich., appears for arraignment in Lucas County Common Pleas Court in April.

A LaSalle, Mich. man charged in a wrong-way crash that killed a Toledo man on Christmas Day is expected to enter into a plea agreement in the case next month.

Adam Tunison, 41, appeared today before Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Frederick McDonald, who scheduled a hearing for July 16. Tunison, who is being held in the Lucas County jail on a $100,000 bond, is charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide for the death of Juan Garcia, Jr., 26, who was killed when a car traveling the wrong way on I-75 between Ottawa River Road and the I-280 interchange struck his vehicle head-on.

Tunison’s attorney, Theodore B. Tucker, III, told the court they were “close to a plea bargain arrangement” with prosecutors, but needed to secure 911 tapes from the day of the crash and verify Tunison’s prior criminal and traffic record.