Michigan State basketball trainer charged in fatal crash on US-23 caused by distracted driving

Prosecutors allege Moyer was distracted while driving

By Jason Colthorp - Anchor/Reporter, John Steckroth - Editor

SUMMERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A basketball coach at Michigan State University was charged Monday in connection with a fatal crash in Summerfield Township.

Todd Moyer, 37, an associate strength and conditioning coach for MSU's men's basketball team, was charged with reckless driving causing death. 

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The crash happened July 14 on US-23 north of Summerfield Road.

Prosecutors allege Moyer was distracted while driving southbound in a 2007 Dodge Ram and crashed into several vehicles, ultimately killing two people.

Gladys Johnson, 35, of Redford, and Za-Kira Johnson, 5, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Moyer is expected to be arraigned Monday afternoon.

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