TIFFIN — A Bascom, Ohio man who was on trial for aggravated vehicular homicide in the traffic accident that killed a passenger was convicted Wednesday of a lesser offense.
A jury in Seneca County Common Pleas Court found Kevin Wertz, 22, guilty of vehicular homicide, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum six-month jail sentence.
He was driving a pickup on Jackson Township Road 71A about 3:30 a.m. Oct. 27, 2012, when he failed to yield for a stop sign at County Road 1 and lost control of the vehicle, which struck a ditch and overturned.
Jacob Hohman, 20, of Bascom, who was one of three passengers, died at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. Judge Michael Kelbley will sentence Mr. Wertz on Friday.
Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.