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Grand jury adds murder charge to Woodville man's indictments after crash victim's death

Cody Rickard


A Woodville man has been indicted on one count of murder and two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide for a pedestrian accident in October.


A Wood County grand jury indicted 26-year-old Cody Rickard on the new charges, on Thursday, after one of the three CSX workers he's accused of injuring died.


Paul Castle of Kentucky died last Tuesday;

the Toledo Blade reported

he had been in critical condition at St. Vincent's since the accident.


On Oct. 28, Castle and two of his co-workers were doing construction at the Bradner Road train crossing when they were struck.


Rickard allegedly drove past two barricades, collided with a utility pole, before hitting Castle and two other men.


The 26-year-old also allegedly crashed into a CSX maintenance truck at the scene.


Castle, his two CSX co-workers, and Rickard were all taken to the hospital for treatment; Rickard was later arrested on Oct. 30.


Rickard's next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 12.

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