Feb 15, 2021

Celina man charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in August fatal accident


Celina man charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in August fatal accident

58 year old Lawrence J Meyer of Celina has been charged with a 3rd degree felony count of aggravated vehicular homicide in the August 7th traffic death of 58 year old James J Riethman of Rockford. The charge, filed in Mercer County Common Pleas Court, accuses Meyer of causing Riethman's death recklessly. According to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, Riethman was eastbound on a bicycle on state Route 118, just south of Rockford, when he was struck from behind by a pickup truck driven by Meyer. Meyer is due to make his initial appearance in Mercer County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday February 17th at 1 pm.


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