The investigation into a car-pedestrian accident in 2018 that allegedly involved Trumbull County 911 Director Ernest G. Cook remains open, officials said.
The case was assigned to a prosecutor in the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, who is reviewing it, said Ohio Highway Patrol Lt. Brian M. Vail.
promoA BCI spokesman acknowledged it was handling the case but said Feb. 28 there was no additional information to release.
Cook was driving July 14, 2018, on Crestwood Drive in Brookfield, approaching Sunnydell Drive, when a skateboarder who was traveling on Sunnydell and trying to turn onto Crestwood ran into Cook’s Mustang, police said.
Cook said he heard a bump but thought it was an animal and did not know a pedestrian has been hit, police said.
Police said Cook was drunk when they talked to him at his home. Cook said he drank two beers once he got home, but had not had anything to drink prior to the crash.
The skateboarder, Michael A. Isco, who was 17 at the time, was taken to a hospital for treatment of a leg injury. His foot and leg were run over by one of the car’s tires, police said.