Man convicted of vehicular homicide in UD student’s death

DAYTON — A New Lebanon man charged in the death of a University of Dayton student last year has been convicted of vehicular homicide.

31-year-old Kyler Carlile pleaded no contest Friday to a misdemeanor count of vehicular homicide. He also pleaded guilty to failure to stop after an accident in September 2020.

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UD freshman, 19-year-old Michael Currin from Cincinnati, suffered a fatal injury after either falling or jumping off Carlile’s moving pickup truck.

According to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s office, Carlile had offered Currin a ride when he saw him walking along Wayne Avenue early in the morning to pick up food. When Carlile noticed Currin was no longer in the bed of the truck, he drove back the way he came and saw the injured Currin lying in the street, but the Prosecutor’s office said Carlile did not stop to help or call 911. Currin died of his injuries two days later. Carlile could get up to 180 days on each count when he’s sentenced on December 21st.

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Carlile is currently not in jail.