Driver in crash that killed Cincinnati firefighter gets bond


CINCINNATI (AP) — Bond has been set at $5,000 for a man charged with vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter in a crash that killed a Cincinnati firefighter who was riding to work on a motorcycle.

Court documents show bond was set Thursday in Cincinnati for 24-year-old Patric Tucker. Police say he was driving the car that struck firefighter Jordan Pieniazek on Sunday morning.

Police say Tucker’s car went left of center and hit Pieniazek head-on. Authorities say drugs and alcohol weren’t factors in the crash.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Tucker’s attorney, Clyde Bennett II, called the crash an accident.

Bennett couldn’t immediately be reached for further comment Thursday. His direct voicemail wasn’t accepting messages, and a message was left with a woman at his office. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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