Kimberly Mantkowski Sentenced to 14 to 16 Years for Aggravated Vehicular Homicide and Aggravated Vehicular Assault

Posted on 11/7/2022

Defendant: Kimberly Mantkowski

A 58-year-old woman who caused a crash that left two adults and an unborn child dead was sentenced Friday for the crime.

Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Kimberly Cocroft sentenced Kimberly Renee Mantkowski to 14 to 16 years in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections after being convicted of three counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and two counts of aggravated vehicular assault.

On June 17, 2020, Mantkowski was driving a Ford Explorer southbound on U.S. 62, also known as Harrisburg Pike. She attempted to turn left into the driveway of her residence on Harrisburg Pike. She failed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic and caused a crash involving two motorcycles and her vehicle.

Rickey and Kimberly Ross were the operator and passenger of the first motorcycle that was struck by Mantkowski. Both riders were transported to the hospital and later died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

The second motorcycle crashed into the passenger side of Mantkowski’s vehicle. Both riders of the second motorcycle, Jordan Davey and Alexis Ross, suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash. Alexis Ross, who is the daughter of Rickey and Kimberly Ross, was pregnant at the time of the crash. Her injuries included the death of her unborn child.

Laboratory test results indicated that at the time of the crash, Mantkowski was under the influence of alcohol and was over twice the legal limit under Ohio law.

The 14- to 16-year sentence in this case is a mandatory sentence for which Mantkowski must serve day for day. In addition to the prison sentence, Judge Cocroft imposed a lifetime driver’s license suspension.

Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Jeffrey Zezech and Michael Shaw handled the case.