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Ohio crash: Alcohol, medication to blame for 150 mph chase and fatal Ohio crash?

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The Ohio crash following a 150 mph chase was recorded by the dash camera of two Ohio troopers and was released on Tuesday. Following the high-speed chase, the video recorded the Ohio crash scene and shows how one of the Ohio troopers “rushes to the crash with a fire extinguisher, yelling to bystanders to see if anyone is in the car. A man is heard telling the trooper the car passed him going ‘about 150 mph’," reported ABC7 Eyewitness News on Dec. 11, 2013.

Someone was in the blazing car at the Ohio crash scene and both passengers in the car died in the fiery flames. According to a The Blade report, “Wilbur and Margaret McCoy, both 77, were killed when their minivan was struck from behind and burst into flames in Sandusky County’s Rice Township, about 3 miles west of the turnpike’s State Rt. 53 interchange for Fremont.”

The fiery Ohio crash that killed Wilbur and Margaret McCoy happened on Thanksgiving.

By Monday, Ohio Highway Patrol officials released recordings of eight 911 phone calls that came in from drivers that had witnessed the 150 mph Ohio car crash. All of the 911 callers reported a crazy driver going at a speed of 125 to 150 mph in his 2013 Infiniti M56. The 911 callers feared that the driver was “going to kill someone.”

On Tuesday, the dash camera video recorded by the two Ohio troopers was released showing the car racing at a high speed and the aftermath of the horrific two-car crash that killed the Toledo couple on Thanksgiving in Swanton, Ohio.

After the horrific car crash, the driver of the speeding car, 24-year-old Andrew Gans of Kent in Ohio, was taken into custody and charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide. He is being held in the Sandusky County jail in lieu of $1 million bond.

Andrew Gans’ lawyer, Peter Lorenz, said that his client was on his way to Toledo on Thanksgiving but that it is not clear why he was driving there or why he was driving at such a high speed. Andrew Gans graduated in May of 2012 from Kent State University with a degree in business administration and a major in computer information systems. His adoptive parents, who had both worked at the university, died in 2008 and 2010 after “a very long illness” and heart problems, and brain cancer.

Attorney Peter Lorenz said that since having been taken into custody, his client has been in and out of the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital in Toledo.

According to Ohio Highway Patrol officials, Andrew Gans said during an interview at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, that he had been drinking before the crash. Even though toxicology test results are still outstanding, officials do believe that Andrew Gans had also been taking prescription medication before the tragic Ohio crash.



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