Michigan State Strength and Conditioning Coach Charged With Reckless Driving Causing Death
Monroe County prosecutors have officially charged Michigan State strength and conditioning coach Todd Moyer with reckless driving causing death, Christopher Haxel and RJ Wolcott from the Lansing State Journal report.
Charges stem from a July 14 crash southbound U.S. 23 in which authorities allege Moyer was driving distracted. Redford woman Gladys Johnson and her daughter Za-Kira Johnson were killed instantly.
If convicted, Moyer could face a prison sentence of up to 15 years.
Moyer, who primarily works with the basketball program, has been out on bail since his arrest with restricted driving privileges according to Haxel and Wolcott.
Per Wolcott and Haxel, Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Izzo released the following statement following the accident:
“We are aware of the July 14 fatal accident in Monroe County involving Todd Moyer, associate strength and conditioning coach. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims’ family during this difficult time. I can't imagine the pain they are feeling in losing two family members so tragically and so suddenly. As the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office continues their investigation, we will be monitoring the situation.”
Though authorities did not initially specify what they believed distracted Moyer, news has since came out he was allegedly texting.
Moyer's next court date is set for Nov. 22.