The Franklin County Prosecutor's Office announced an 23-year-old man has been indicted in connection to a fatal crash that occurred in Upper Arlington last New Year's Eve.

The Franklin County Prosecutor's Office announced an 23-year-old man has been indicted in connection to a fatal crash that occurred in Upper Arlington last New Year's Eve.

Prosecutor Ron O'Brien issued a press release Tuesday, Aug.23, stating that Daniel P. Merz, 23, no address given, was indicted on felony charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.

The indictment stems from a crash that occurred at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Nottingham Road in Upper Arlington on Dec. 31, 2015.

According to O'Brien, Merz was driving recklessly at a high rate of speed when he ran a red light and broadsided the driver's-side door of a car driven by Jason Lenneman, 24.

Lonneman was seriously injured, and a passenger in the backseat of his vehicle, Brandon J. Sega, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene.

An unidentified female in the front passenger seat of Lonneman's vehicle also was transported to the hospital with injuries as a result of the accident, according to O'Brien's press release.

Merz is slated to be arraigned Sept. 7 in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.

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