A suspected drunk driver accused of causing a multi-vehicle crash that killed a Central Ohio woman in November 2012 appeared in a Delaware County Court Tuesday.
The trial for 45-year-old Marc Kraft, of Columbus, began in Delaware County on Tuesday.
Kraft has been charged with two felony counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, four felony counts of aggravated vehicular assault, two felony counts of driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them.
Kraft was arrested after a four-vehicle crash that occurred on U.S. Route 23, just south of state Route 315 at about 8:45 p.m. on November 8.
According to law enforcement, several motorists had called 911 to report Kraft's red truck had been driving erratically on U.S. 23. Kraft reportedly reached speeds of 80 to 90 miles per hour before crashing into a stopped Subaru that contained a young couple and their 10-month-old baby.
A young mother, Heidi Heckler, was killed in the crash.
Heckler's boyfriend, Brad Weaver, said that Heckler had insisted she sit in the backseat with their 10-month-old daughter, in case of an accident. He said her mother had been killed in a crash involving a drunk driver and she wanted to make sure one of their daughter's parents would survive a crash.
Kraft has five prior drunk driving convictions out of Pennsylvania, according to court records. He had been driving on a suspended Pennsylvania license when the crash occurred, according to troopers.