Driver Who Hit Ohio Crowd Blames Vehicle Problem

July 26, 2012

The 63-year-old driver whose car plowed into a crowd at a northwest Ohio street festival says she wasn’t intoxicated and she believes a mechanical problem with the vehicle is to blame.

More than two dozen people were injured in the June 15 crash in Lima, about 70 miles southwest of Toledo. Police have said it appeared to be an accident.

The driver has told The Lima News she was picking up her son when the crash occurred and wasn’t drinking or on drugs at the time. She volunteered to take a blood test then to prove it, and police are awaiting the results.

The driver says she couldn’t stop the car, and she believes a mechanical problem caused the crash.

She has not been charged.

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