New Lebanon man found guilty of vehicular manslaughter in connection to Currin’s death

Photo of Michael Currin. In September 2020, Currin died from a traumatic head injury after falling from the back of a pickup truck on Wayne Avenue.

Kaitlin Lewis | Online Editor-in-Chief 

A New Lebanon man was convicted of vehicular manslaughter in connection to the death of University of Dayton student Michael Currin, according to Montgomery County court documents.

Kyler Forest Carlile, 31, entered a plea of no contest to a misdemeanor count of vehicular manslaughter, which is punishable by up to 180 days in jail. Carlile also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of failure to stop after an accident.

On Sept. 20, 2020, 19-year-old Currin had accepted a ride in the back of Carlile’s pickup truck while he was walking along Wayne Avenue to pick up a pizza order. During the ride, Currin was thrown from the back of the truck, sustaining a traumatic head injury.

Currin died from his injuries the following day.

Currin was a first-year student at UD at the time of the accident. He is also a 2020 graduate of Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

According to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office, investigation into the accident found that Carlile did not stop to render aid or report the accident after having knowledge that Currin had fallen. 

Carlile is scheduled to appear back in Montgomery County Court for sentencing on Dec. 21. 

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