Man who caused fatal crash sentenced

A Tiffin-area man who caused a crashed that killed a man in 2012 at the Sandusky-Seneca county line was sentenced Friday to six months in jail.
Sandusky Register Staff
Dec 14, 2013


Kevin Wertz, 22, of Bascom, also was fined $1,000 and had his driver’s license suspended for five years, according to a news release from the Seneca County prosecutor’s office.

This week, a jury found him guilty of a single charge of vehicular homicide for causing the crash that killed Jacob Hohman, 20, of Bascom, on Oct. 27, 2012.

Wertz was driving a F-250 with three passengers, including Hohman, when he ran a stop sign on County Road 58 at the county line and lost control of the vehicle.

The truck struck a ditch and rolled over.

Hohman later died from his injuries.


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6 Months? He deserves 15 years. negligence resulting in the loss of a life is no big deal but get caught with a joint or two and you're going away for a long time. Justice system is a joke


2 joints gets you a ticket and probation. They won't even take you in for it.


More to this story than is in here. What is left out is that all kids were drinking. The drivers blood alcohol was .05. Jake's was .17. There were 2 vehicles of kids. Instead of calling 911 immediately all involved decided to take the injured person to one of the kids house and were there for about 1 1/2 hours before calling 911. Maybe an immediate call to 911 could have saved his life. Not excusing the driver just saying more involved than printed here.


It does sound like a light sentence BUT as you said there was more involved. Seems like nobody in the group displayed any good judgement and all have a share of the blame. To bad some have to learn the hard way by friends killed and lives changed BUT they were told the consequences of alcohol and they chose to ignore what had been said.

Simple Enough II

Mike, Thanks, this news article if done properly could help maybe stop some and make them think, but I guess it just doesn't have the conspiracy edge like the Jacob L. story....