Drunk Driver kills couple before Christmas holiday

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 23, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 24 at 12:51 AM

WARREN COUNTY, Ohio – Alcohol appears to have played a role in a wrong-way crash killing four people Sunday morning.

The Ohio Highway Patrol says Joshua Nkansah was driving with his children on I-75 near Dayton when he turned his minivan around on the highway and started driving into oncoming traffic.

He hit another minivan carry Scott and Michelle Barhorst and their four children head on.

The crash shut down I-75 for nearly four hours stranding motorists during one of the busiest travel days of the year.

“It’s scary. You’re close to something really, really terrible and your thankful everybody in your car is safe,” witness James Gilchrist said.

Nkansah and his 7-year-old song, and Scott and Michelle Barhorst were killed.

Nkansah’s 4-year-old son and the Barhorst’s 9-year-old daughter are in critical condition.

Police believe Nkansah had been drinking before getting behind the wheel.
 

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