Charges levied in hit-skip accident

A Fostoria man has been cited with hit-skip and failure to control in connection to an accident last month that injured his passenger.

Ryan T. Lyons, 26, also faces a charge of open container for a one-vehicle accident on West Crestview Drive March 31 that injured Caleb Swartzmiller of Fostoria. The citations and charge were filed last week in Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court.

Swartzmiller was transported by Life Flight to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo with non-life-threatening injuries after Lyons’ vehicle went off the road on Crestview Drive, struck a utility trailer and came to rest in a field. Lyons then allegedly fled the scene.

According to court documents, Lyons’ attorney entered a not guilty plea to charges of open container and the hit-skip citation Monday. An arraignment for the third citation is scheduled today.