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Albany Woman Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit In Albano Hit-And-Run

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ATHENS (WOUB) — An Albany woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a driver who is charged in the hit-and-run incident in which a man died last June.

The lawsuit filed May 16 in Athens County Common Pleas Court by Adrienne Albano, names John Rohr,  John Rayl, and Nationwide Insurance, based in Columbus, as defendants, court documents state. Andrew Mollica is listed as the attorney for Adrienne Albano.

John W. Rohr, 37, was indicted in September 2018 on two felony counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and two felony counts of failure to stop after an accident .

He is accused of hitting Tad Albano, 47, with a pickup truck and driving away from the scene on June 23, 2018.

The lawsuit states that Rayl “negligently entrusted” Rohr to operate his 2002 GMC Sierra-SIE, which would later be involved in the crash in which Albano died, according to court documents.

Adrienne Albano argued in the lawsuit that her Nationwide insurance policy, which included Tad Albano, insured them in the case of underinsured motorists,entitling her to money from the insurance company.

The suit asks for damages “in excess of $25,000” from Rohr and Rayl, and “an amount to be determined at trial” including attorney fees and costs, from Nationwide.

Rohr’s criminal case is set for jury trial on July 22 in Athens County Common Pleas Court.