An 18-year-old man denied charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle while intoxicated in the traffic crash deaths of two Greenon student-athletes.
Trey Blevins entered not guilty pleas Friday in Greene County Judge Stephen Wolaver’s courtroom.
Blevins, a 2017 Greenon High School graduate, appeared in court with his attorney, Jon Paul Rion, and remains out on bond pending court proceedings.
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A grand jury indicted Blevins last week on multiple charges stemming from the Aug. 20 double-fatal crash on Wilkerson Road.
Blevins faces two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, second-degree felonies; two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, third-degree felonies; and operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs, a misdemeanor.
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If convicted on the second-degree felonies, Blevins faces a maximum prison sentence of 16 years, eight years on each count, according to Greene County Prosecutor Stephen Haller.
Investigators say Blevins had marijuana in his system when he lost control of the 2005 Toyota Corolla and crashed into a tree on a clear Sunday afternoon.
The two rear seat passengers, 17-year-old David Waag and 15-year-old Connor Williams, died as a result of their injuries. Blevins and the front seat passenger, 17-year-old Zacharia Knauer, were treated for their injuries at Soin Medical Center.
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Waag was a senior and played soccer at Greenon High School. Williams was a sophomore at Global Impact STEM Academy and played football for Greenon.
WHIO’s Sean Cudahy reached Blevins by telephone and asked what he plans to do with the case pending against him.
“Go out throughout my day as best I can, and figure out what goes on after that,” Blevins said.