UPDATE: Man Indicted For Running Over Woman With Truck, Killing Her
Reynaldo Perez / Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff's Office
(HARRISON, OH) --
Update: 2:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5
Hamilton County prosector Joe Deters has announced that Reynaldo Perez has been indicted.
In addition to the charges of vechicular homicide and vehicular assualt, he also faces a murder charge, several charges of felonious assault and failure to stop after an accident. He faces life in prison if convicted.
"The truck was used as a weapon, and that is specifically why he has been charged with murder. It was no different than as if he has fired a gun," said Deters.
Update: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3
Reynaldo Perez appeared in court today, where his bond was set for $1,010,000.
The judge also said that if he should post bond, he should stay off the road.
A woman has died after she was hit by a pick up truck outside a local bar.
The incident happened around 1 a.m. at Rudders Sports Bar and Grill on Harrison Ave.
Police say Reynaldo Perez, 22, of Cleveland, jumped a curb and hit a fenced area around the bar, striking three pedestrians and a motorcycle. Witnesses say he was going around in circles at a high rate of speed in the parking lot and lost control of the vehicle.
Perez left the scene but was apprehended by Harrison Police about 15 minutes later. A passenger was also in the truck.
April McBride, 33, of Lawrenceburg, Ind., was transported to Franciscan Medicentre where she was pronounced dead from injuries sustained in the crash. Her family says she was a mother of two.
"It makes me angry that someone she doesn't even know, just some random man, took it upon himself to mow her down," said McBride's sister.
Susan Felty, 24, of Harrison, and Joshua Smith, 23, of West Harrison, Ind. both suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Harrison Police continue to investigate the crash, but they believe alcohol was a factor. Perez has been charged with one count of aggravated vehicular homicide, two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, one count of felony fleeing and multiple traffic violations.