Centerville coach killed in fatal crash was drunk

Published: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 3:36 PM
Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 4:13 PM

Video from the scene of a double-fatality crash on I-70 east of Springfield.

We now know a major contributing factor to the deadly crash that killed a Centerville football coach and a local university grad.

According to toxicology reports released today by the Clark County Coroner's office, the Centerville coach killed, Francois Hagenimana, 24, had a blood-alcohol level of .22 - three times the legal alcohol limit to drive.

Hagenimana died in the wrong-way head-on crash on I-70 in Clark County on Sept. 29, 2013. Jason Fricke, 28, also died in the crash. The Wright State University grad from Westerville, Ohio, was driving the car hit by Hagenimana.

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Hagenimana drove in the wrong direction on I-70 for approximately 10 miles before the collision occurred just before 3 a.m., according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred just 24 hours after the Centerville football team had returned from Naples, Florida from a game.