Muskingum County Prosecutor
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Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Crooksville man sentenced to prison for seriously injuring another in crash
A 22-year-old Crooksville man received a prison sentence Tuesday for the life-threatening injuries he caused his passenger when he crashed into a West Muskingum school bus at a dangerous rate of speed in September.
Troy Young was sentenced to 16 months in prison on one fourth-degree felony count of vehicular assault.
Vehicular assault is the most serious offense for which the defendant could be charged at this time.
Additional charges could be filed depending on the victim’s future condition.
Two witnesses told officers that Young nearly struck them as he weaved in and out of traffic on U.S. 40 at a high speed.
Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol obtained video recordings capturing Young’s recklessness.
Based on crash reconstruction calculations, investigators estimate Young was driving around 100 mph in a 55 mph zone when he struck the bus. Nobody onboard was injured.
Young’s 21-year-old passenger was taken to Genesis Hospital in critical condition where he was placed on a ventilator and treated for brain bleeding and swelling.
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