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BREAKING NEWS: Xenia woman indicted for fatal crash that killed one


XENIA — A Xenia woman has been indicted by a Greene County Grand Jury on four counts stemming from a fatal car accident on Hussey Road in August 2016.

Kathy J. Smith, 63, was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, a second-degree felony with mandatory imprisonment; aggravated vehicular assault, a third-degree felony; and two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs, first-degree misdemeanors.

She was arrested March 21 and was held on $10,000 bond, with a 10 percent specification. According to jail officials, Smith posted bond and was waiting to be released.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Smith was driving a vehicle that allegedly hit a pickup truck driven by Raymond Deyo, of Bowersville, shortly after 3:30 p.m. Aug. 27, 2016.

Deyo, 68, was pronounced dead at the scene. Smith, and Linda L. Deyo, a passenger in the truck, suffered life-threatening injuries and were hospitalized. They have since recovered.

The OSP accident report indicated that Smith’s blood alcohol level was .343, more than four times the legal limit of .08.

Smith was convicted of an OVI in 2013, according to Xenia Municipal Court records.

A civil suit has been filed on behalf Linda Deyo and Raymond Deyo’s estate asking for a “prayer amount in excess of” $25,000, according to Greene County Common Please Court records. The case was filed Oct. 19, 2016, and is still pending.

By Scott Halasz

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