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Columbus man guilty in 2018 fatal accident

His tow truck slams into small car
Posted at 3:06 PM, May 16, 2019

COLUMBUS — Jurors in Columbus returned guilty verdicts Thursday in the trial of a tow truck driver charged in a 2018 fatal accident.

50-year-old Ruel Pedigo was convicted of charges including "Reckless Homicide," and "Causing Death While Operating a Motor Vehicle With a Controlled Substance."

Pedigo, of Columbus, was at the wheel of his truck in January of last year when, according to police, he rear-ended a Mazda on State Road 46 near the I 65 interchange.

The driver of the Mazda, 35-year-old Patrick Bowman of Brown County, died in the accident.

Pedigo was tested for drugs and results showed he had methamphetamine in his system at the time of the accident.

He will be sentenced at a later date.