Joshua Nkansah BAC was 4 times legal limit in crash killed 4 - News, Weather & Sports

Driver's BAC was 4 times legal limit in crash that killed 4


The Ohio State Highway Patrol has received confirmation that a driver from Fairfield was drunk when he caused a crash that killed four people in December.

According to the Montgomery County Coroner's office, Joshua Nkansah, 40, had a blood-alcohol content of .346, more than four times the legal limit.

The crash occurred Dec. 23 in Montgomery County. 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 injuries, 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."

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