Driver's blood-alcohol over four time’s legal limit in Ohio quadruple fatal crash

Drunk driver, son and husband and wife were killed, and five other children were seriously injured.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Feb 23, 2013

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has received confirmation from the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office that the quadruple fatal crash on Interstate 75 on Dec. 23 was alcohol related. The driver of the at-fault vehicle, Joshua Nkansah, 40, of Fairfield, was found to have a blood-alcohol content of .346 percent – more than four times the legal limit of .08 percent.

The crash occurred when Nkansah began driving his 1997 Dodge minivan the wrong-way on I-75, near milepost 35, in Warren County. He struck a 2000 Chrysler minivan head-on, killing Michelle and Scott Barhorst of Madisonville, Tenn. Nkansah and his son, David, 7, were also killed as a result of the crash. Four children in the Barhorst vehicle and one additional child in the Nkansah vehicle received serious injury, but survived the crash.

“Impaired driving has life altering consequences, as demonstrated in this horrible crash,” said Colonel John Born, Patrol Superintendent. “This crash underscores the Patrol’s resolve to remove these dangerous drivers from Ohio’s roadways.”

In 2012, there were 12,168 OVI related crashes on Ohio’s roadways – a 14 percent decrease from 2011 when there were 14,220.

Comments

ferball14

With these high gas prices I now have to choose, drink OR drive, I can't afford to do both anymore.

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mikeylikesit

i feel your pain..

onegirlarmy

sad....what an ass driving that intoxicated with kids in the car!
what the hell is the matter with people?!!!
God rest their little souls and watch over the survivors.

inquiringmind

It doesn't matter if one was killed or five. Anyone who has lost a loved one or who has someone severely injured in an DUI accident suffers greatly. My heart goes out to the families of all involved.