RAVENNA TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) –
Troopers say Joshua Frey, 35, turned himself in Monday to the Portage County Municipal Court.
Frey was with his attorney and his bond was set at $50,000.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Ravenna Post, Frey was in a 2005 Chevrolet Venture van was driving northwest on SR 14 when he drove off of the side of the road and struck several mailboxes. His van re-entered the roadway and went left of center striking a Chevrolet Blazer driven by Clayton Hull, 20, of Salem, Ohio.
The accident happened around 12:30AM Sunday in the area of SR 14 and SR 5.
Hull’s Blazer rolled one time landing on its back wheels, ejecting Hull from the vehicle.
Officials say the hit-skip van is owned by Dolores E. Baab of Hudson, Ohio. The actual driver of the van was later identified as Joshua Frey, who left the scene of the accident.
Hull was transported to Robinson Memorial Hospital and then by life-flight to Akron City Hospital where he is listed in satisfactory condition.
19 Action News spoke with Hull’s father, Timothy, late Sunday evening. He says his son suffered a broken neck.
Clayton Hull is a sophomore football player at Mount Union College in Louisville, OH. Hull was not playing in Saturday’s game against Muskingum due to an ankle sprain, so he went to the “Drake” concert in Cleveland that evening. He was supposed to have another football player with him in the car, but that player didn’t get back from the game in time to drive with him.
Frey will be back in court on Friday morning.
He was charged with aggravated vehicular assault and felony hit and run, but there could be more charges.
He was driving his wife’s grandmother’s car at the time of the accident.
He is being held in the Portage County Jail.
Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News