Man indicted on two counts of murder after fatal Downtown Cincinnati accident

Mark Gerth (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Mark Gerth (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters tells FOX19 that Mark Gerth, the man accused of driving a stolen SUV that crashed into a taxi cab which killed two people, has been indicted on multiple charges.

The accident happened in the early morning hours of March 16th. Gerth is accused of stealing an SUV in Covington, then leading police on a chase through Clifton and into Downtown Cincinnati. Gerth struck a PT Cruiser and slid into the path of a taxi cab.

The driver of the taxi, Mohamed Ould Mohamed Sidi, 34, and a passenger, Tonya Hairston, 39, were both killed in the crash.

The grand jury has indicted Gerth on two counts of murder, four counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, one count of aggravated vehicular assault, one count of failure to comply, one count of failure to stop after accident, and one count of receiving stolen property.

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