The Ohio State Highway Patrol suspects
alcohol was a factor in a two-car crash in Warren County, Ohio that
killed four people, including a Madisonville man and wife Sunday
The Madisonville couple's four children
were injured in the wreck.
According to a story The Advocate & Democrat obtained from Cincinnati.com, Joshua Nkansah of Fairfield
was driving his 1997 Dodge minivan southbound in the northbound lanes
of Interstate 75 near Franklin at approximately 2:23 a.m. when he
struck another vehicle head-on.
Michele Barhorst, 31, of Madisonville,
the driver of the 2000 Chrysler minivan struck by Nkansah's
vehicle, died at the scene.
Her husband, Scott Barhorst, 37, was
flown to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he died as a
result of injuries.
Hailie Barhorst, 9, was flown to Dayton
Children's Hospital with life-threatening injuries. She is a
student at Madisonville Intermediate School.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with
the family," Monroe County Director of Schools Mike Lowry said
Lowry said teachers at the school say
Hailie is a "sweet, quiet, little girl."
Tori Barhorst, 8, and Logan Barhorst,
11, were transported to Atrium Hospital and later flown to Dayton
Children's Hospital with serious injuries.
Lowry said county school system
teachers were networking trying to find out more information about
the other students injured in the wreck. The family had just moved to
Monroe County recently.
Tyler Barhorst, 18, a Sequoyah High School student, was transported to
Atrium Hospital with minor injuries.
Nkansah, 40, and his son, David
Nkansah, 7, also died at the scene.
Darius Nkansah, 4, was transported to
Atrium Hospital in Middletown with life-threatening injuries. He was
later flown to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.