Truck driver indicted for homicide following fiery fatal crash in Hamilton

The driver of a concrete bucket truck that crashed into an SUV, killing a Hamilton woman in October has been indicted by a Butler County grand jury.

Tracy Moore, 45, of Frieda Drive in Fairfield, is facing a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide, a fourth-degree felony and vehicular homicide, also a fourth-degree felony, according to the grand jury report released Wednesday.

A warrant has been issued for Moore and he is scheduled to be arraigned May 8 by Butler County Common Pleas Judge Judge Noah Powers.

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On Oct. 20, the truck driven by Moore traveling west on Ohio 129 near Fair Avenue rear-ended the SUV driven by Deanna Gilreath.

Gilreath’s Jeep Liberty burst into flames and the 58-year-old Hamilton woman died at the scene.

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

A preliminary police report obtained by this news outlet in the fall indicated the truck’s brakes may have failed.

The concrete 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.

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After being hit by the concrete truck, Gilreath’s vehicle was pushed into the left curb where it caught fire, according to the report.

The concrete truck went into the median and around Gilreath’s vehicle, came back onto the road, and hit a pickup truck driven by Stephen Collins, 40, of Williamsburg, Ohio, according to the report.

Neither Moore nor Collins sustained serious injuries in the accident, Robinson said.

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