ELYRIA — A Grafton man who was behind the wheel in a car crash that killed Midview High School junior Lindsey Rotuno has been indicted on aggravated vehicular homicide.
Chase Johnson, 18, was indicted on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, operating a vehicle under influence of alcohol and/or drug of abuse and two counts of operating a vehicle under influence of a controlled substance, according to the indictment that was filed Wednesday.
Johnson was the driver of a 2007 Saturn Ion that was traveling westbound on state Route 82 in Eaton Township following an after-prom event when it went into a grassy median at the state Route 57 intersection a little after 3 a.m. May 21, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. The vehicle struck two utility poles and came to a stop.
Johnson, who was a senior at Midview at the time of the crash, was wearing a seat belt and was injured in the crash, while Rotuno, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, received fatal injuries.
Toxicology reports from the crash showed Johnson had about 49.66 nanograms per milliliter of blood of marijuana metabolites in his system.