DRIVER OF DOWNTOWN CRASH THAT KILLED TWO PEDESTRIANS INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE
Posted on 1/29/2015
Defendant: Terrance Trent
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Terrance Trent, age 62, for two counts (F-3) Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, and two counts (F-4) Vehicular Assault, for a total of four counts, in connection to the December 12, 2014 double fatal crash that occurred in the intersection of Broad and High Streets in downtown Columbus. It is alleged that Trent was speeding and driving his pick-up truck erratically through traffic. A Groveport-Madison School bus, being driven by Brenda Detty, age 48, was transporting three students as it entered the intersection of Broad and High with a green light. Also crossing the street at the same time with the “walk” signal were William Lewis, age 58, and Stephanie Fibelkorn, age 21. Trent entered the intersection against a red light hitting the school bus. The impact of the crash forced the bus into the crosswalk striking Mr. Lewis and Ms. Fibelkorn. Ms. Fibelkorn died at the crash scene and Mr. Lewis succumbed to his injuries on December 29th. The bus driver and the passenger in Trent’s pick-up truck, Mamie Adams, age 51, were both injured during the crash, but survived the accident. “If convicted on these charges, Trent faces a maximum sentence of thirteen years incarceration,” O’Brien stated.