Fairfield man charged in fatal Hamilton accident will re-appear in court later this month

A Fairfield man charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular homicide, both fourth-degree felonies, will next appear in Butler County Common Pleas Court later this month.

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Tracy Moore, 45, of Frieda Drive, had his arraignment before Judge Noah Powers on Tuesday morning after he retained attorney Ken Crehan. Moore will have his pre-trial hearing at 1 p.m. May 29, according to court records.

He was given an OR bond.

On Oct. 20, the concrete bucket truck driven by Moore was traveling west on Ohio 129 near Fair Avenue when it rear-ended the SUV driven by Deanna Gilreath, 58, of Hamilton. Gilreath’s Jeep Liberty burst into flames and she died at the scene.

A Hamilton police investigation indicated Moore’s license was under suspension at the time of the fatal accident. Moore was driving a truck from Tri-State Concrete located in Hamilton, according to investigators.

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A preliminary police report obtained by this news outlet in the fall indicated the truck’s brakes might have failed. The truck was estimated to have been traveling 65 mph when it struck Gilreath’s SUV, according to police. The posted speed limit on Ohio 129 at Fair Avenue is 35 mph.

This article contains previous reporting by staff writer Lauren Pack.

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