The Ohio crash that killed a couple on Thanksgiving was captured on two police cruisers’ dash-cams and released on Tuesday.
In the video, the car responsible for the deadly collision on the Ohio Turnpike, drives by a police cruiser at high speed.
The footage of the crash was released by the Ohio State Patrol on Tuesday and it also shows how difficult it was for the troopers to catch up with the vehicle.
In one of the videos, a car is seen speeding past the right side of the patrol car and then disappearing ahead.
The video from the second police cruiser in the Ohio crash shows a trooper alerted to the speeding car, as he attempts to turn around to give chase, when the car speeds past it.
The police car tries and fails to catch up to the speeding car and about 10 minutes later comes upon the scene of a fiery crash involving two vehicles.
One of the troopers heads to the scene of the Ohio crash with a fire extinguisher and is heard yelling if witnesses, who had stopped to help, saw anyone inside the car.
Someone tells the police officer, a car passed him at “about 150 mph.”
Authorities say a 24-year-old man, identified as Andrew D. Gans, from Kent, Ohio suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash.
A couple in a van was killed, when Gans’ car slammed into them at about 125 mph.
Calls from drivers on the Ohio Turnpike started coming in at around 7 pm on Thursday, November 28, Thanksgiving day, saying that a 2013 Infinity was weaving in and out of traffic at speeds of 125 mph to 150 mph, in a 70 mph zone.
While officers attempted to catch Gans’ car, as shown on the footage from the dash-cams, they were unable to do so and he crashed into a 2009 Town & Country van killing a both occupants.
Gans’ was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide. He will also undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
Even though alcohol results were unavailable at the time of the Ohio crash, authorities believe that Gans was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The victims in the van were identified as Wilbur L. and Margaret A. McCoy, both age 77, from Toledo, Ohio and were on their way home from a Thanksgiving dinner.
The Ohio crash closed the Turnpike for hours in frigid temperatures, causing many drivers to suffer mechanical problems such as dead batteries.