WARSAW —A plea hearing this morning, Thursday, Aug. 31, for Mickgomery W. Hisey, 27, EMS D24 Lane, Syracuse, in the fatal accident Dec. 25, 2016, was continued to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19. That accident took the lives of Kim Conrad, and her son, Stephen Conrad; and injured Steve Conrad, Brody Jordan and Hisey himself.
Hisey appeared in Superior Court III on crutches and his left foot in a cast, with his attorney Scott Lennox. Lennox asked Judge Joe Sutton for a continuance to allow him more opportunity to review the discovery filed by the state and to investigate information further. However, Lennox stated Hisey will accept full responsibility for his actions at the appropriate time. The request was granted.
Lennox stated following the hearing, he wants to make sure his client is fully knowledgeable of the case against him and understands his rights. Lennox reiterated that a guilty plea will be entered on Sept. 19. Lennox just recently took over the case from Antony Garza.
Christmas Day Fatality
Hisey has been charged with the Dec. 25, 2016, deaths of Kim Conrad, 61, Syracuse, and her son, Stephen Conrad II, 32, Phoenix, Ariz., as a result of a traffic accident. The head-on accident occurred at approximately 6:13 p.m. at the intersection known as “Crazy Corners,” CR 1200N and Syracuse-Webster Road, near Syracuse.
Hisey; his passenger, Brody Jordan, 23, Syracuse; and Stephen T. Conrad, 67, Syracuse, were initially listed in critical, serious and serious conditions respectively. Hisey was hospitalized for approximately one month after the accident. Jordan was released after several days in the hospital, as was Stephen T. Conrad.
Hisey has been charged with two counts of causing death when operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, both level 5 felonies; two counts of criminal recklessness, both also level 5 felonies; two counts of causing serious bodily injury when operating a motor vehicle with an ACE of .08 or more, level 6 felonies; two counts of criminal recklessness, level 6 felonies; and operating a vehicle with an ACE of .08 or more, a class C misdemeanor.
Preliminary determination in the cause of the crash showed Hisey’s 2015 Chrysler had reportedly been attempting to “drag race” in the wrong lane of traffic prior to the collision. Witnesses told police Hisey had begun passing another vehicle westbound on a hill crest just prior to the intersection. His vehicle entered the intersection, impacting the 2016 Pontiac driven by Stephen T. Conrad, Syracuse.