OSHP releases video of fiery Thanksgiving double fatal [GRAPHIC VIDEO]
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:19:11 GMT —
The Ohio State Highway Patrol has released dash camera video showing a speeding vehicle and the accident it was involved in, moments later, that killed an elderly Toledo couple on Thanksgiving.
The video, with dashcam images taken from two different troopers, shows the officers had trouble catching up to the speeding car.
Witnesses told WNWO that they thought the vehicle was traveling around 125 mph as it weaved in an out of traffic along the Ohio Turnpike near Fremont that Thursday night.
The driver of the speeding vehicle, 24-year-old Andrew Gans, has been charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide in the deaths of 77-year-old's Wilbur and Margaret McCoy.
The McCoy's were married just three years and were traveling in a van that was allegedly rear ended by Gans. The couple was known to neighbors as Mack and Peg.
In the video, a trooper, alerted to the speeding vehicle, can be seen trying to turn around when a car speeds past.
The trooper tries unsuccessfully to catch the car, and about 10 minutes later the officer comes across a crash scene with cars on fire.
The collision kept motorists on the Turnpike for several hours after the accident as officials worked to collect evidence and investigate what happened.
Gans was not seriously injured, but was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
After his release from a Toledo hospital, he was booked into the Lucas County jail and then transferred to the Sandusky County jail.