December 21, 2014

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Charges filed in fatal crash

WESTLAKE — The driver in a crash that killed 22-year-old Elyria resident William Fekete is now facing charges for the man’s death.

Ryan Fye, 20, was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated vehicular homicide, a third-degree felony, and one count of aggravated vehicular assault, a fourth-degree felony.

Fye was driving a 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution on White Oak Lane in the Bradley Woods Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks at 4:18 p.m. March 23.  According to a report from the Cleveland Metroparks rangers, Fye was traveling west at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle, striking a tree. There was no evidence of alcohol or drug use, according to a news release.

Three other passengers —Molly Suydam, 20, of Wellington, and Kevin Gonzales, 19, of Liverpool Township, and Brooke Schoewe, 25, of Wakeman — were in the vehicle, too, and they were hospitalized.

The case has been turned over to the Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s Office. If found guilty, Fye could face one- to- five years in jail for aggravated vehicular homicide, six- to- 18 months for aggravated vehicular assault and a mandatory revocation of his driver’s license.

Fekete was a graduate of Midview High School and was taking classes at Lorain County Community College. He worked as a teacher at a North Olmsted daycare center.

Contact Chelsea Miller at 329-7123 or cmiller@chroniclet.com.