A Titusville man has been held for court on charges that include vehicular homicide while driving under the influence in a December traffic accident that led to the death of a passenger.
34 year-old Bradley Russell is charged in the death of 40 year-old Gina France, from Conneaut Lake.
The State Police say the fatal crash occurred on December 16 on Route 27 in Plum Township in northern Venango County. Troopers say Russell’s car was traveling at a high rate of speed when it left the road and struck a tree. France died the next day at a hospital in Erie.
Officials say Russell had previously had drivers licenses suspended in both Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Following a preliminary hearing in Venango County Court, Russell’s bail was raised from $15,000 to $50,000, and he was returned to the Venango County Jail.