Trucker Claims He “Blacked Out” Before Triple Fatality Crash
Moraine, OH – A Michigan trucker told police he “blacked out” shortly before a head-on crash last week along Interstate 75 that took the lives of three motorists.
According to the Moraine Police Department (MPD), 40-year-old truck driver Todd Bowling, of Croswell, MI, was operating northbound on I-75 on Friday, February 21, when at approximately 9:46 p.m. he lost control of his 2017 Freightliner.
MPD investigators confirmed Bowling then crossed the median, struck the cable barrier and continued northbound in the southbound lanes.
The big rig then collided head-on with a 2008 Ford Fusion killing three of the four people inside.
The Montgomery County Coroner says Betty Davis, 57, Amanda Kidwell, 36, and Braden Jennings, 6, all of Middletown, OH, died in the crash.
A fourth person, 8-year-old Adriana Sanchez, was transported to a nearby hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries.
She remains in critical condition, according to multiple local media reports.
Bowling was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and was subsequently released.
Dayton Daily News is reporting that Bowling told investigators he “started to cough and blacked out” but did not remember anything else about the crash.
Bowling also told doctors he has diabetes, according to a report by Dayton247 Now.
He also reportedly indicated he took NyQuil in the early morning hours Friday to sleep before taking his trip.
MPD obtained a warrant for a blood sample, but no results have yet been released.
Bowling is not in police custody at this time as authorities continue the investigation.
Transportation Nation Network will continue to monitor this case.
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