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Coroner: Driver In Fatal Crash Had Blood Alcohol Content 4 Times Legal Limit

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Officials said the driver who was allegedly responsible for a wrong-way crash that killed four people last year had a blood alcohol content level more than four times the legal limit.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said that the Montgomery County coroner's office confirmed that the driver, 40-year-old Joshua Nkansah, of Fairfield, had a blood alcohol content of .346.

The crash occurred when Nkansah began driving his 1997 Dodge minivan the wrong way on Interstate 75 near milepost 35 in Warren County on Dec. 23, the patrol said.

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.

No other details were released, but NBC4 will update as we learn new information.

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