MSU strength and conditioning coach found guilty in crash that killed two

Posted at 1:44 PM, Jul 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 13:44:19-04

An MSU basketball strength and conditioning coach has been convicted of two felonies in connection with a July 2017 crash that killed a mother and her daughter.

A jury found Todd Moyer guilty on two counts of reckless driving causing death on Friday. The charges carry a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. Sentencing is set for 1:30 p.m on August 30th.

Prosecutors say Moyer was texting on his cellphone prior to the July 14, 2017 crash on U.S 23 in Monroe County that killed 35-year-old Gladys Johnson of Redford and her 5-year-old daughter, Za-Kira. After charges were filed, MSU officials suspended him from his job with pay. The University did not immediately respond to a question about Moyer's employment on Friday.

Moyer, of Holt, will remain free until sentencing. A judge imposed a curfew of 10 p.m to 6 a.m.