Driver pleads not guilty in Thanksgiving crash that killed elderly couple
By Jiselle Mack
Wilbur and Margaret McCoy died in the car crash on the Ohio Turnpike.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 18:26:32 GMT — A driver has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the fiery Thanksgiving crash that killed an elderly couple on the Ohio Turnpike.24-year-old Andrew Gans made an court appearance Thursday on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide in Sandusky County Common Pleas Court.Gans led officials on a high-speed chase westbound of the turnpike as some drivers returned home from finishing their Thanksgiving dinners. Several witnesses called Ohio State Highway Patrol of a car weaving in and out of traffic near Fremont.Officials said Gans' car reached speeds faster than 100 mph over the course of 17 miles. Gans' car eventually rear-ended the minivan of Wilbur and Margaret McCoy, causing both vehicles to erupt into flames. The couple instantly died as a result of the crash.READ: Neighbor remembers elderly couple killed in turnpike accident Gans is being held behind bars on a $1 million cash or surety bond. According to Sandusky County Clerk of Courts, a future court date has not been set as of this time.
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