Coroner: Driver who caused fatal wrong-way I-75 crash was drunk

Posted at 2:54 PM, Jun 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-09 15:02:21-04

CINCINNATI – The man who caused a deadly wrong-way crash on I-75 in April, had a blood alcohol content of more than 2.5 times the legal limit, according to the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office.

Kory Wilson, 30, was driving south in the northbound lanes early April 8 when he crashed head-on into another vehicle, killing himself and a Fairfield couple Nazih and Halla Odeh Shtaiwi, Evendale police previously said.

Wilson’s BAC was .209, according to the coroner’s office. Police had suspected he was driving drunk at the time of the crash.


Witnesses said Wilson had been driving the right way, but turned around for some reason near the GE plant. Several other vehicles dodged him before he collided with the Shtaiwis.