An Ohio crash and its violent aftermath on the Ohio Turnpike were revealed in its raw footage captured on a pair of police officer’s dashcams recently this week. A runaway speeding car was said by one witness to be flying past at “at least 150 mph” — but in reality was topping 125 mph — caused the fiery accident, killing two victims in another vehicle on Thanksgiving, the Inquisitir reports this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
The devastating footage of the Ohio crash first catches a speeding car that was reaching such high rates of speed that highway patrol cars were unable to keep up with the vehicle. In the second video clip, a fiery explosion and the mangled wrecks of two collided cars can be seen as an officer attempts to put out the flames.
Although the violent incident took place a couple of weeks ago on Thanksgiving along the Ohio Turnpike, the State Patrol only unveiled the captured dashcam footage of the Ohio crash this Tuesday, combining two law officers’ separate catches of the speeding vehicle leading up to a fiery aftermath, with the patrolmen in hot pursuit in their own cruisers.
According to the dashcam and police report, the runaway car, driven by Andrew Gans, a 24-year-old from Kent, is estimated to have been flying at speeds topping 125 mph, though a man in the crash video footage can be heard yelling over the mayhem, saying the car looked like it was going at least “150 mph.”
The driver is confirmed to have suffered no life-threatening injuries from the Ohio crash, though he did kill a Toledo couple in the other vehicle, a van, and is being charged with vehicular manslaughter. Various calls from other drivers at the time further alerted Ohio patrol officers of the runaway vehicle leading up to the violent and fiery impact, going well over 50 miles past the 70 mph speed zone.