Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Man, 32, indicted in fatal car crash



By Sharon Coolidge
Enquirer staff writer

A 32-year-old Winton Hills man, accused of leading police on a high-speed chase that ended in a multi-car accident in May that injured several people, was indicted Tuesday on murder charges.

A Hamilton County grand jury indicted Gary Myles on charges of murder and aggravated vehicular homicide after a 64-year-old woman died of injuries she suffered in the crash, according to prosecutors.

Sylvia Scherer, of Lockland, died Sept. 12 at University Hospital, where she had been treated since the crash.

Ohio law allows grand juries to indict a person on a charge of murder if a person dies during another felony crime. Myles is also charged with two felony counts of failure to comply with a police officer's order.

Myles remains in the Hamilton County Justice Center in lieu of $100,000 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday .

Police tried to pull over Myles' Chevrolet Suburban near Winton Terrace on May 20. But Myles sped off, court records say.

Myles is accused of leading police though several Cincinnati and Elmwood Place neighborhoods before racing through a red light at Paddock Road and Seymour Avenue, causing an accident.

Several people, including a child, were hurt.

E-mail scoolidge@enquirer.com




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