By Kristin Rover
Milford resident and Cincinnati Country Day School teacher Frederick Carey, 51, was hit and killed while riding his bicycle on Round Bottom Road in Union Township Feb. 21.
According to Lieutenant Scott Gaviglia, operations commander at the Union Township Police Department, police responded to the hit-and-run incident near 473 Round Bottom Road at approximately 6:25 p.m. Feb. 21.
Carey was pronounced dead, and the suspect had fled the scene.
Union Township Sergeant Rick Wagner, who responded to the scene, said the cyclist was rear-ended by the driver of the vehicle.
It was determined that Carey was operating his bicycle in a legal manner on the road, and Wanger said two people witnessed the crash.
Gaviglia said police canvassed the area in search of the suspect and checked local liquor permit holders. Witnesses said the suspect was driving a large, yellow van and headed west on Round Bottom Road.
Wagner said after searching for several hours they located the suspect.
Todd Shaw, 51, of Cincinnati was arrested and transported to Clermont County Jail after police located his vehicle at 12:15 a.m. Feb. 21 in the 4500 block of Dameron Lane.
Shaw was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, a first-degree felony, and leaving the scene, a third-degree felony.
Gaviglia said investigators determined that alcohol was a factor.
He said the crash remains under investigation and additional information will be provided at a later date.
Shaw appeared in Clermont County Municipal Court Feb. 24 in front of Magistrate Robert Lamb.
Lamb reviewed Shaw’s record, which included multiple OVI, traffic and criminal offenses, before setting his bond.
“I think given Mr. Shaw’s background $500,000 is appropriate,” Lamb said about the bond amount.
Shaw is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing at 3 p.m. March 3 in front of Clermont County Municipal Court Judge Anthony Brock.
Carey graduated from Cincinnati Country Day School and returned to become an english teacher and senior dean of students, according to his obituary.
Carey was a volunteer for the City of Milford and Saint Thomas Episcopal Church in Terrace Park. He was vice chair of the Board of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and a mentor teacher at Breakthrough Cincinnati.
Carey is survived by his wife Deborah Floyd, daughters Katie and Ellie Carey, parents Anna K. and Gibson Carey, siblings George, Margaret and Jenny, and his newest daughters Emma and Sophie Weinstein.
A memorial service will be held for Carey at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 at Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave., Terrace Park, Ohio.
A celebration of Carey’s life will be held at 2 p.m. March 2 at Cincinnati Country Day School, 6925 Given Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45243.