Chisenhall indicted for vehicular homicide

July 24th, 2014    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: News

Chisenhall

By Kristin Rover
Sun staff

A Goshen man has been indicted for his role in a car crash in Wayne Township that killed two people July 7.

Paul Chisenhall, 36, of Goshen, was indicted July 17 by the Clermont County Grand Jury on charges that include aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault, operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, driving under OVI suspension, having an open container, and traffic violations.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, officers from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources attempted to stop a car driven by Chisenhall the evening of July 7.

Chisenhall fled the officers and traveled south on State Route 727.

Passengers in the car included Christina Singleton, 31, of Newport, Ky., Jason Wright, 31, of Martinsville, and Charles McMullen, 34, of Williamsburg, according to police.

According to police, the car crested a hill and Chisenhall lost control during the chase.

The car traveled off the left side of the road and struck and embankment and trees. Then the vehicle continued off the right side of the road and crashed around 7:20 p.m.

Wright, who was a rear seat passenger, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle as the result of the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

McMullen was also a rear seat passenger. He was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Singleton was the front seat passenger. She was wearing a seat belt. She was transported from the scene by Goshen Township EMS and flown from a nearby location by UC Air Care to University Hospital with serious injuries.

Chisenhall was transported from the scene by Wayne Township EMS and flown from a nearby location by UC Air Care to University Hospital with serious injuries.

Chisenhall is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing at 8:30 a.m. July 25 in front of Judge Thomas Herman at Clermont County Common Pleas Court. He is incarcerated at Clermont County Jail on a $1 million bond.

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