Grafton teen indicted for crash that killed prom date

Grafton teen indicted for crash that killed prom date

A teenager from Grafton has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle while impaired following a car crash that killed his Midview High School prom date back in May.

Court records indicate 18-year-old Chase Elliot Johnson was released after posting bond. Johnson and 17-year-old Lindsey Mae Rotuno were driving home from their after-prom celebration on May 21 when Johnson drove into a grassy median on State Route 82 and struck two utility poles.

While Johnson was wearing a seatbelt during the 3 a.m. crash, Rotuno was not, and died at the scene. Toxicology reports later revealed Johnson had marijuana in his system at the time of the accident.

Johnson's case will be tried in the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas. A trial date has not been set.

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