Fairborn man charged in Wright-Patt airman’s death


FAIRBORN — Officials have charged Nicholas C. Hart, 24, of Fairborn, with two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide in the March 21 death of a senior airman at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, according to Greene County court documents.

Arraignment is set for Sept. 18. If convicted, the charge carries mandatory imprisonment, according to the Ohio Revised Code.

Senior Airman Danielle N. Brinser, 20, originally from Ottumwa, Iowa, was killed, and her passenger, James Brito, also a senior airman at the base, was injured in the two-car collision last spring.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Ohio 444 and Ohio 844 in Bath Twp., Greene County, when Brinser was driving a Toyota Yaris southbound from Ohio 844, attempting to cross Ohio 444 on a green light.

An Ohio Highway Patrol report indicated that Hart, of 1109 S. Maple Avenue, failed to stop his Jeep Cherokee at a red light and struck Brinser’s Toyota on the driver’s side.

Brinser was pronounced dead at the scene. Her passenger, Brito, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital.

Hart was not treated, officials said.

The victims were wearing seat belts, according to the patrol report.



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