Trucker Charged in Crash Killing Four Children is Back Behind Bars After Failing Drug Test

Eaton, OH – An Ohio trucker who is charged with nine felonies stemming from a deadly crash along Interstate 70 in Indiana earlier this month is back behind bars again after failing a drug test.

Corey R. Withrow, 31, of Camden, OH, is once again back behind bars after Ohio authorities say he failed a drug screen administered by the Preble County Probation Department.


Withrow appeared Friday morning in the Preble County Court of Common Pleas for an initial hearing on a motion that he has violated his Ohio probation by testing positive.

Withrow has a well-documented criminal drug possession history as well as reckless driving.

He was convicted on September 8, 2015, of reckless driving and possession of drug paraphernalia in Franklin, OH.

Then, in September of 2016, he pleaded guilty in Preble County to possession of heroin, burglary and breaking and entering.


Withrow was sentenced to serve three years of probation and complete a drug treatment program.

It didn’t end there though, as in March of 2019 he received three additional years of probation after pleading guilty to aggravated possession of drugs.

A full hearing on his probation violation is scheduled for 1 p.m. on August 19.

However, Withrow is in much deeper legal trouble in Wayne County, IN.


He was released on Friday, July 10, after posting $35,000 bond following the July 9 horrific fiery crash along I-70 that left four children dead.

The victims were all siblings and ranged in ages from 6 to 15.


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Withrow is facing nine felonies, including four “Level 4” felony counts of operating while intoxicated causing death, four “Level 5” felony counts of reckless homicide, and one “Level 4” felony count of operating while intoxicated causing catastrophic injury.

Indiana State Police (ISP) investigators say a urine test taken approximately three hours following the incident tested positive for the presence of cannabis, amphetamines and MDMA (ecstasy).


ISP officials also took note of injection marks with bruising that indicated multiple recent injections in the elbow crease of Withrow’s left arm following the incident, court records state.

The owner of the company Withrow was driving for, Barnets, Inc., reportedly was aware of Withrow’s criminal drug history, but hired him anyway.

The next hearing in the crash case is set for July 23. will continue to follow the case.



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  1. He failed the drug testing before he went to jail the first time. there is no reason for him to be arrested a second time, unless your articles are not telling the truth.


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