Woodville man charged with murder in pedestrian accident
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:54:48 GMT —
A Woodville man, initially charged with multiple counts of vehicular and felonious assault, has now been indicted on one count of murder and two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide for a pedestrian accident late last month.
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 passed away last Tuesday;
the Toledo Blade reported
he'd been in critical condition at St. Vincent's since the accident.
On October 28th, 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 in Bradner.
Castle, his two CSX co-workers, and Rickard were all taken to the hospital for treatment; Rickard was later arrested on October 30th.
Rickard's next court appearance is scheduled for December 12th.