Kent driver in wreck on camera

Associated Press Published:

COLUMBUS -- Dash camera video recorded by two Ohio troopers and released Tuesday shows a car racing past at high speed, followed by the aftermath of a fiery two-car crash that killed a Toledo couple on Thanksgiving.

The driver, Andrew D. Gans, 24, of Kent, was charged with vehicular homicide. He's in jail on $1 million bond.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol video also shows the difficulty troopers had in catching up to the speeding car.

One video shows the car speeding past a trooper on the right and disappearing in the distance. A second video shows a trooper alerted to the speeding vehicle about to turn around on the Ohio Turnpike when a car speeds past. The trooper tries unsuccessfully to catch the car, and about 10 minutes later comes across a crash scene with cars on fire.

Gans, 24, with a last known address of 815 Newton Drive, was charged in the deaths of Wilbur L. and Margaret A. McCoy, both 77.

Witnesses told The (Toledo) Blade newspaper that Gans was traveling in excess of 100 mph, while WTOL-TV quoted officials who said Gans may have been driving as fast as 150 mph at times, hitting at least three other cars over the span of 17 miles.

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