Kyle Stein: 18-year-old charged in Colerain Twp. crash that killed 2 scheduled to appear in court

COLERAIN TWP., Ohio -- An 18-year-old indicted on vehicular homicide charges stemming from a September crash in Colerain Township that killed two teens is scheduled to appear in a Hamilton County courtroom Tuesday to either enter a plea or set a date for trial.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says Kyle Stein was driving his 2001 Audi A6 at about 7:40 p.m. on Sept. 13 when he lost control of the vehicle on a "curvy portion" of Sheed Road in Colerain Township and struck a parked Ford Titanium.

The crash killed both of Stein's passengers -- Rachel McGrath, 16, and Eric Moormann, 19.

McGrath, a McAuley High School student, was pronounced dead at the scene. Moormann died at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Stein was traveling in excess of the posted 35 mph speed limit in order to “catch up to a new model Audi R8 to get a better look at this very expensive vehicle," according to Deters, who called the accident a "senseless tragedy."

The county prosecutor says Stein tested positive for marijuana and alcohol, with a blood-alcohol level of .113.

“Speed, alcohol, drugs and reckless driving are a fatal combination.” Deters said.

Stein faces four counts of aggravated vehicular homicide. If convicted on all charges, Stein faces a possible sentence of up to 16 years in prison and a lifetime driver’s license revocation, the prosecutor's office said.

He is scheduled to appear in court at 8:30 a.m.

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