Teen to be sentenced for causing June 2016 fatal crash



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Teen to be sentenced for causing June 2016 fatal crash

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DeAngelo Byrd
Ohio 4 and Bath Road June 2, 2016

A 19-year-old man has admitted guilt in causing a fatal crash last year and he is scheduled to be sentenced this week.

Brendan Bannan, of Dayton, is set to appear Wednesday for a final disposition hearing after he pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, according to the Greene County Common Pleas Court. 

Bannan pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement on July 19 in Judge Stephen Wolaver’s courtroom.

On the afternoon of June 2, 2016, Bannan was driving 2008 Chevy Impala southbound on Ohio 4 when his vehicle struck a 1998 Subaru Legacy that was turning onto Bath Road from northbound Ohio 4, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol crash report. 

Jeffrey Lee White, 32, of Dayton, was a front seat passenger in the Legacy and he died at the scene, according to the report. 

The Legacy's driver, 30-year-old Michael White, of Columbus, was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries, as were two of his passengers, including a 10-month-old child. 

The Impala was traveling at an unsafe speed and blood tests indicated that drugs were in Bannan's system at the time of the crash, According to the crash report.

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This news organization is working to gather further details from the investigation. We have also reached out to Bannan’s attorney and will update this story if we receive a response.

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