Alcohol Related Aggravated Vehicular Homicide Case Indicted

Posted on 1/30/2013

Defendant: Thomas Frederick

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Thomas G. Frederick, age 59, in connection to the September 29, 2012 early morning crash that killed William Houck, age 60. Frederick has been indicted for one count (F-2) Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, one count (F-3) Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, one count (F-3) Failure to Stop After Accident, one count (F-3) Tampering with Evidence, and two counts (M-1) Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, for a total of six counts. The indictment alleges in the OVI count that the defendant’s blood alcohol level content was .242 at the time of the crash. Houck was a tow-truck operator and was in the process of moving a disabled vehicle from the berm on I-71 just north of Cooke Road when both the disabled car and Houck were struck by Frederick. O’Brien stated, “If found guilty on all charges, the defendant faces in excess of fifteen years incarceration.”