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Toledo man indicted for deadly Alexis Road crash has trial date set

Austin Sparks, 22, faces aggravated vehicular homicide charges stemming from the March 10 fatal wreck. His trial is set for July 25.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Editor's note: The above video originally aired March 10.

A trial date has been set for July 25 at 9:30 a.m. the driver who police say caused a fatal crash in March on Alexis Road. 

A Lucas County grand jury indicted Austin Sparks, 22, on March 31 on aggravated vehicular homicide.

Sparks is on house arrest with ankle monitoring on a supervised own recognizance bond, meaning no money was posted and he has to comply with requirements set by the judge.

Sparks is required to do random drug tests with a breathalyzer.

According to authorities, Sparks was driving at a high rate of speed at the intersection of Alexis Road and Tetherwood Drive on March 10 when his vehicle collided with another car being driven by 62-year-old Terrance Robb as Robb was attempting to make a turn.

Robb, of Erie, Mich., died at the scene.

Sparks also was injured in the crash, which forced authorities to close the road for some time after the wreck.

Also after the crash police urged Toledo drivers to slow down and take more care. Toledo police said drivers on Alexis Road are notorious for going well over the speed limit. 

Witnesses to the crash said drivers speed down Alexis all the time, sometimes running right through the red light at Tetherwood Drive.

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