Ohio crash video on Turnpike shows speeding driver before couple killed

December 11, 2013 9:02:59 AM PST
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 in Swanton, Ohio.

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.

The trooper rushes to the crash with a fire extinguisher, yelling to bystanders to see if anyone is in the car. A man is heard telling the trooper the car passed him going "about 150 mph."

The driver, a 24-year-old Kent man, was charged with vehicular homicide. He's in jail on $1 million bond.

Authorities released 911 tapes of several people who called Thanksgiving night to report the speeding car in Swanton, Ohio. Police say Andrew Gans was going well over 100 miles per hour when he caused the horrific accident.

Drivers on the Ohio Turnpike called 911 saying that Gans was going to kill somebody. Gans' car then slammed into Wilbur and Margaret McCoy's car that night. Both were burned so badly that they were unrecognizable.

Ohio State Highway Patrol says Gans was driving between 125 and 150 miles per hour on the Turnpike, and he hit two cars. The first one had minor damage after being side swiped.

Police say Gans kept driving at high speeds and slammed into the McCoys' car, killing them while he walked away with minor injuries.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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