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Case of triple-fatal, wrong-way I-75 crash sent to prosecutor; BAC of driver released

Posted: 9:53 AM, May 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-17 09:59:26-04
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MORAINE, Ohio — The blood alcohol content of the driver suspected of driving the wrong way on Interstate 75 on St. Patrick’s Day, causing a crash that killed three people has been released.

Abby Michaels was legally intoxicated at the time of the crash with a BAC of .099, according to Moraine police. The legal limit in Ohio is .08.

The case has been sent to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s office for determination of criminal charges, according to Moraine police.

Michaels, of Xenia, had what medics described as beer “coming from her mouth,” police records show.

Police said Michaels, 21, was driving north in the southbound lanes on I-75 near the Dryden Road exit when her car collided with a vehicle carrying three members of a Mason family. Those killed were Timmy Thompson, 51, Karen Thompson, 50, and their daughter, Tessa Thompson, 10.