Trial begins for man accused of deadly downtown Columbus crash

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — For the first time, Terrance Trent listened to testimony and faced the jury that will decide his fate, as the family of those who were killed fought back tears in a Franklin County Court room.

For a little over an hour, 14 jurors listened to six witnesses recount what happened on December 12th, 2014.

On that winter morning, prosecutors say Trent crashed his pick-up truck into a school bus on High and Broad Street, killing 58-year-old Columbus city engineer Bill Lewis and 21-year-old Ohio State student Stephanie Fibelkorn.

“I just looked up, and I saw a red pick-up truck barreling down Fourth Street,” said witness Stanley Kronenberger.

Ronne Herman, a UPS driver was finishing his deliveries for the day when he heard the crash just a few feet behind him.

“When I saw the bus coming towards me, that’s when I saw that there was a person underneath the bus,” Herman said.

The trial is expected to pick back up at 9am tomorrow.

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