The man who allegedly caused a three-vehicle injury accident the evening of May 3, 2015 has been indicted for aggravated vehicular assault and operating a vehicle under the influence.
Scott A. Leisure, 41, of 1717 Sunset Drive in Washington C.H., was arraigned Monday in Fayette County Common Pleas Court on the charges. His jury trial is set for April 14.
At around 6:40 p.m. on May 3, a 2001 Dodge Ram driven by Leisure was going eastbound on U.S. 22 Southeast when Leisure attempted a passing maneuver, according to Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth. Leisure’s vehicle collided head-on with a westbound 2004 GMC Sierra, driven by Robert J. Seymour, 62, of Washington C.H.
A 2013 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Matthew W. Bick, 29, of Washington C.H., was also going westbound on U.S. 22 Southeast behind Seymour’s vehicle and “took evasive action to avoid collision with the other involved vehicles, traveling off the right side of the roadway, striking a ditch and coming to rest in an agricultural field,” said Stanforth.
Following the collision, a fire started beneath Leisure’s vehicle and was extinguished. Seymour was extricated from his vehicle by members of the Washington C.H. Fire Department. Bick and a passenger in his vehicle, identified as Ginny L. Bick, 39, of Washington C.H., were not injured in the crash.
Leisure and Seymour both sustained serious injuries in the crash and were taken from the scene by Fayette County EMS to Fayette County Memorial Hospital for medical treatment. Both Leisure and Seymour were then airlifted from FCMH to Grant Medical Center in Columbus for further medical treatment.
Seymour’s vehicle and Leisure’s vehicle sustained heavy damage in the crash and were towed from the scene. Bick’s vehicle sustained minor damage and was driven from the scene.
In addition to the Washington C.H. Fire Department and Fayette County EMS, assisting at the crash scene were members of the Sheriff’s Crash Rescue Unit and the Washington C.H. Police Department.
Leisure is suspected of having been under the influence at the time of the crash.
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