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Ohio: Driver charged for crash that seriously injured ODOT worker

Friday, November 24, 2017

A northern Kentucky woman is accused of driving high and seriously injuring a man who was removing graffiti along I-75 in Cincinnati. Heather Collins, 30, is now charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular assault for the crash that happened in August 2017.

Investigators said Collins lost control of her car and hit a concrete barrier before crashing into a guardrail, pinning an Ohio Department of Transportation worker who was working along the highway.According to officials, the ODOT worker suffered serious injuries in the accident.

In court Wednesday, investigators said tests after Collins' arrest showed she had been using heroin, meth and other drugs. Prosecutors also say Collins had a suspended license at the time of the crash and gave officers her cousin's license, leading to the false indictment and arrest of her cousin. Collins bond was set Wednesday at $250,000.

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