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Driver Was 4 Times Legal Limit

February 22, 2013

ST. MARYS — The drunk driver who caused a collision that killed Scott and Michele Barhorst had a blood alcohol content more than four times the legal limit.

Joshua Nkansah, 40, of Fairfield, had a BAC of 0.346 at the time of a wrong way collision on Dec. 23 on Interstate 75 near Franklin. Nkansah, who was killed in the collision along with his 7-year-old son, killed the Barhorsts when his vehicle collided with the Barhorsts' vehicle while they were en route to the area to visit family. The Barhorsts four children suffered serious injuries in the collision and are currently rehabilitating from their injuries.

“Impaired driving has life altering consequences, as demonstrated in this horrible crash,” Patrol Superintendent Colonel John Born said in a news release. “This crash underscores the Patrol’s resolve to remove these dangerous drivers from Ohio’s roadways.”

Logan, 11, Hailie, 9, and Tori, 8 are currently living with their grandparents Butch and Nancy Moeller in Montezuma. Tyler Barhorst is living with his mother in Indianapolis. The childrens' paternal grandparents, Jim and Connie Barhorst, live in St. Marys.

Last weekend, the Shingle Shack hosted the latest in a string of fundraisers for the children. A Facebook page, Prayers for the Barhorst Children, has been set up to give the community updates on the children's progress.

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