A Rock Island County grand jury on Monday indicted an East Moline woman accused of striking a pedestrian, killing him, with her van in December.
The grand jury handed up two counts of reckless homicide against Kristianna Y. Granada, 25, in the death of Robert Moldenhauer, widely known as "The Can Man."
Granada is expected to be arraigned on the indictment Tuesday morning. Reckless homicide is a Class 3 felony punishable by two to five years in prison.
Just before 8 a.m. Dec. 12, Moline police responded to the 2600 block of 6th Avenue and found that a 1998 white Chevrolet van driven by Granada had struck Moldenhauer, who was walking with a bicycle.
Moldenhauer, 63, was taken by ambulance to Genesis Medical Center, Silvis, where he was pronounced dead.
Granada was arrested March 10 following a three-month investigation. Rock Island County State’s Attorney John McGehee has said his office was awaiting test results before making a charging decision.
He declined to say what tests he was waiting on, but he said they came back in the week or two before Granada was arrested.
According to the indictment filed Monday, Granada acted in a reckless manner when she operated her vehicle “at a time when her visibility was materially obstructed by ice on her vehicle’s windows, not allowing the driver, the defendant, to have a clear view of the roadway.”
The indictment further claims her vehicle was not equipped with a windshield defroster or heat.