2016 Fatal Crash Leads to 2017 Charges

On September 25, 2016, Don Bryant was driving an SUV eastbound on Holcomb-Newton Falls Road at 7:50 am when he slammed into cyclist Michael Hunyady, age 19, and killed him. According to this story, Michael took this road every day on his daily ride to work. Bryant told state troopers that the sun was in his eyes and he “couldn’t see” Michael riding ahead of him.


This story indicates that Bryant’s drug test came back positive.

Michael Hunyady

Trumbull Hunyady

Per this story:

“***Bryant said he was driving on Holcomb Road at 7:47 a.m. to a golf outing with the “sun in my face, couldn’t see nothing.” He had just left home, he said. He realized he hit something and stopped.

But troopers learned a new fact about Bryant on Nov. 22 – Bryant’s toxicology results from a urine sample showed that Bryant had more than a 200 nanogram-per-milliliter reading for the marijuana metabolite in his system. The report says a person should be cited if the metabolite concentration is at least 35 nanograms per milliliter of urine.

The patrol spoke with the Newton Falls Municipal Court prosecutor Nov. 30, and Bryant was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a motor vehicle impaired***”

Bryant is set for a court appearance on February 2, 2017.  We will try to track this case as it goes through the legal process in Trumbull County

To learn a bit about Michael Hunyady you can read an earlier story here.

Mr. Bryant is out on $100,000 bond.

Don Bryant


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