Man charged in Ohio turnpike crash that killed 2 found not guilty by reason of insanity


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FREMONT, Ohio — A man accused of driving more than 125 mph and causing a crash that killed an elderly couple on the Ohio Turnpike has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

A Sandusky County judge ruled Thursday that Andrew Gans doesn't understand his actions and found him not guilty by reason of insanity on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide. An attorney says the 26-year-old from Kent has mostly been in a psychiatric hospital since the crash on Thanksgiving in 2013.

Gans was charged in the deaths of Wilbur and Margaret McCoy of Toledo. Both were 77. Authorities said Gans struck the couple's minivan near Fremont.

Gans' attorney says a judge will determine where his client will be sent, but expects he'll return to Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital in Toledo.

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