Driver sentenced for crash that killed two motorcyclists
NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (May 31, 2022) – A Dennison man will be spending 30 days behind bars for a deadly motorcycle crash last summer.
21-year-old Kole Aubiel must report to the county jail on July 15th to serve the first half of that time and return to complete the rest a year later. Visiting Southern District Court Judge John Campbell ordered the jail stays as part of Aubiel’s punishment for the July 20th crash on Eastport Avenue that killed 56-year-old James Diebel Jr. and 44-year-old Roxanna Adams.
“Because I envision this being a learning lesson for people to understand that it’s not 10 minutes, and I’m done. It’s not five minutes, and I walk away. You’ve got to think about the consequences of your behavior.”
The judge also ordered two years of probation, 400 community service hours and gave Aubiel six months to speak to at least 10 different groups about the consequences of inattentive driving.
“If you save one life, that will be better than all the jail I could give you no matter what.”
That was after Aubiel pleaded no contest to counts of vehicular manslaughter, which carry a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail. The state highway patrol found no drugs or alcohol in Aubiel’s system at the time of the crash that occurred where he tried to pass a pickup truck and struck the motorcycle as it was turning into Diebel’s driveway. Aubiel also had his license suspended for two years and is only permitted to get behind the wheel for work and counseling appointments.