By Jill Gosche

For The Courier

A Carey man has been charged with vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs in connection with the death of another Carey man who was thrown from the bed of a pickup truck in Big Spring Township in May.

Aaron J. Luzader, 42, was charged with vehicular homicide and OVI, both first-degree misdemeanors, according to State Highway Patrol and Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court.

Luzader’s blood-alcohol content was 0.165, according to court records.

According to State Highway Patrol, Luzader was driving a 2011 Ford F-150 when he pulled from a driveway and headed west on County Road 59.

Luzader accelerated, causing three people riding in the truck bed to be thrown, a release stated.

Anthony R. Luzader, 47, of Carey, died at the scene, and Nathanyal E. Griffin, of Carey, was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to St. Vincent Medical Center, according to the release.

Griffin’s injuries were serious, according to the patrol.

A third person, Cody J. Luzader, of Carey, also was thrown from the truck but was not injured. Austin D. Hossler, of Fostoria, was riding in the bed of the truck but was not ejected.