Trial set for Milford man accused of causing fatal Christmas Day crash near Syracuse

(Photo supplied/Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department)
Mickgomery Hisey (Photo supplied/Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department)

by Michael Anderson, Times-Union writer

A jury trial has been scheduled for a man accused of being responsible for a Christmas night crash that killed two people.

Kosciusko Superior Court III Judge Joe Sutton scheduled the trial for Mickgomery Hisey,  Milford to begin Oct. 3.

The trial is scheduled for four days.

Hisey faces eight felony charges in connection with the crash including two counts of causing a death when operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Police say Hisey was speeding and driving in the opposite lane of traffic in Syracuse in the area of “Crazy Corners” when the accident happened.

Hisey had begun passing a vehicle on the crest of a hill just east of the intersection. Hisey’s vehicle entered the intersection, striking the 2016 Pontiac driven by the Stephen Conrad, according to  police.

Conrad’s wife, Kim, and their son, Stephen II, were killed in the crash.

Hisey’s blood alcohol level was 0.12, according to court records.

The elder Conrad, as well as Brody Jordan, a passenger in Hisey’s vehicle, were injured in the crash.

Hisey was arrested Jan. 25 after he was released from a medical facility.

Sutton entered a not guilty plead on Hisey’s behalf Jan. 26. He then released Hisey from jail on Jan. 26 due to his injuries from the crash. Hisey was placed on hone detention. Hisey is restricted to his residence, medical appointments and court dates. He is also banned from driving a vehicle or using alcohol.

Sutton established Sept. 6 as the deadline for Hisey to change his plea.

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