Driver in fatal accident charged

A Dublin, Ohio, woman who was driving a vehicle involved in a fatal accident on SR 199 north of Fostoria has been charged in Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court.

Brianna M. Redd, 22, was charged with vehicular manslaughter, a second-degree misdemeanor, according to court records.

The accident occurred April 17 on SR 199, south of Baird Road, in Wood County’s Perry Township.

Court records state Redd was driving a vehicle south on SR 199 and failed to maintain marked lanes. The vehicle went left of center into a northbound Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Sarah Hottenstein of Fostoria, according to Wood County Sheriff’s Office and court records.

Shawn Brennan, 27, of Bowling Green, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to the sheriff’s office.

He was a passenger in Redd’s vehicle and died as a result of injuries in the accident, court records state.

Brennan had been on his way to student teach at Fostoria Junior/Senior High School.

Bowling Green State University had announced he was a senior in the College of Education and Human Development, and his major was adolescence to young adult education, with a specialization in integrated social studies.

He was engaged to a fellow BGSU senior and planned to graduate in May, according to BGSU.

“We mourn Shawn’s loss and share the sorrow of his family, fiancée and friends,” according to BGSU’s statement.

“This is a tragedy for our entire University community and for Shawn’s colleagues and students at Fostoria. Let us find comfort and inspiration in his memory and his dedication to teaching,” it states.

Redd also was a senior in the College of Education and Human Development and a student teacher.

She is to appear in Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court Aug. 28.

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