Bond was set at $1 million Monday for the suspect in a fatal crash on the Ohio Turnpike Thanksgiving night that killed an elderly Toledo couple.
Andrew Gans, 24, of Kent, was arraigned via video in Sandusky County Court District 1 in Clyde on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and bond was set at $500,000 on each count. Gans will remain in the Sandusky County jail until a preliminary hearing Dec. 17 at a county court.
Gans declined to make a statement when Judge John Kolesar, who presided at the hearing, asked him whether he wanted to make one.
Terrence Rudes, an attorney who represented Gans in court, said the suspect has no siblings and both parents are deceased.
Two family members of the victims, Wilbur and Margaret McCoy, both 77, of Toledo, were in the courtroom but declined comment.
The McCoys' Chrysler Town and Country minivan was westbound on the turnpike at 7:19 p.m. when it was struck from behind by a 2013 Infinity M56 moving more than 125 miles per hour, officials said. The vehicle burst into flames, and the McCoys were unable to get out.
Gans' vehicle also caught on fire, but just after he was able to exit his vehicle. Gans was transported by Sandusky Township EMS to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.
The crash occurred in Sandusky County's Rice Township, about three miles west of the turnpike's Ohio 53 interchange for Fremont.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Norwalk Reflector contributed to this story.
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