DRUG AND ALCOHOL IMPAIRED DRIVER INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE IN DEATH OF CONSTRUCTION WORKER ON I-70
Posted on 11/9/2017
Defendant: Edward Allen Torres
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man had both alcohol and drugs in his system when he drove through barrels and struck a construction worker who was working in the three right hand lanes that were closed to traffic on I-70 near Hilliard-Rome Road.” Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Edward Allen Torres, age 30, in connection to the September 30, 2017 early morning crash that killed Steve L. Cook, age 59. Torres has been indicted for one count Aggravated Vehicular Homicide (F-2), one count Aggravated Vehicular Homicide (F-3), two counts Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, a Drug of Abuse or a Combination of Them (M-1), and two counts of Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of a Listed Controlled Substance or a Listed Metabolite of a Controlled Substance (M-1), for a total of six counts. “The indictment alleges in the OVI counts that the defendant’s blood alcohol level content was .197 at the time of the crash and that he had a concentration of cocaine metabolite and a concentration of marihuana metabolite in his urine and/or blood,” O’Brien stated. Cook was transported to Grant Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Torres is scheduled to be arraigned November 27th, 2017 at 1:30 pm at 345 S. High Street in downtown Columbus.