Vehicular homicide charges have been leveled against an alleged drunk driver who killed his new bride when he crashed just three days after their wedding.
The driver, Michael Mosca, 32, was indicted by the Warren County grand jury on charges of vehicular homicide, second-offense DUI, and driving with a blood alcohol higher than .08. He entered a not guilty plea to the charges before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley during arraignment. His trial date has been set for Aug. 15.
The wreck which claimed the life of his new wife, Candice Lee Mosca, 24, occurred on Dec. 15 of last year. Mrs. Mosca remained under treatment for nearly a week before dying from injuries sustained in the crash. She was laid to rest on Christmas Eve.
According to highway patrol reports, the accident happened on Highway 30 (Spencer Highway) when Mr. Mosca’s 2001 Chevy Monte Carlo left the roadway for unknown reasons. Once off the two-lane highway, his car slammed into a culvert and rode up a steep embankment, the steep angle causing the vehicle to flip several times. Mrs. Mosca was ejected as the vehicle rolled. Investigators say neither of the victims were wearing a seatbelt.
In seeking the indictments, investigators say there was evidence of alcohol use on the part of the driver, enough to make him exceed the .08 limit for intoxication. Mosca could face eight to 12 years in prison if convicted on the charge of vehicular homicide by intoxication.