Police in Ohio have released dash-cam video of a car riding on the wrong side of a highway just moments before it slammed into another car, killing three sorority sisters.
A convoy of cars carrying 16 members of Bowling Green University's Alpha Xi Delta sorority was on Interstate 75 near Toledo last Friday morning on their way to the airport for a spring break flight to the Dominican Republic. Suddenly a car driving on the wrong side of the road barreled towards them.
The first two cars were able to avoid the wrong-way driver, but the third car, with five sorority sisters, could not. The head-on collision killed three of the girls, wounding the other two.
"I don't think the college girls ever saw it coming,’ Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn said. ‘Nothing they could have done to avoid the crash."
The driver of the car going the wrong way, a 69-year-old woman, was also killed. It is not clear as to why she was driving on the wrong side of the highway.
Now police have released the dash-cam video. It shows the car on the wrong side of the road, and the cops quickly making a u-turn to give chase. But just moments later the tragic crash occurred.
"It didn't really afford us the opportunity to use any other tactics. It really limited what he was able to do," said State Highway Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Anne Ralston. "These types of calls of one-way drivers, especially on the interstate, are very dangerous, obviously, and very unpredictable and there's really no set rules on how to handle that, just because every incident is so different."