Driver due in court for Thanksgiving crash that killed elderly couple
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 10:04:46 GMT —
The driver who faces charges for a fatal car crash on Thanksgiving is set to appear in court Monday morning.
24-year-old Andrew Gans will make an appearance in a Sandusky County Court on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide.
Gans is accused of killing a Toledo couple, Wilbur and Margaret McCoy, on the Ohio Turnpike westbound lanes near Fremont.
Ohio State Highway Patrol said calls came in from holiday travelers on the turnpike of a car weaving in and out of traffic. Officials were in pursuit, trying to keep up with it.
Gans' car had sped through traffic reaching at speeds around 125 mph, when his car rear-ended the McCoys' minivan. That's when both vehicles caught on fire.
The McCoys died at the scene, while Gans survived.
Drivers spent more than five hours waiting in traffic as troopers investigated the scene.
Officials said on Friday, they believe either drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
"I think it's so senseless," explained Bernadine Marsrow, a neighbor of the McCoys.