Bengals CB tweets he was with wrong way driver prior to fatal crash

Bengals CB tweets he was with wrong way driver prior to fatal crash

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Bengals player took to social media to warn of drinking and driving after he says he was with the driver who was killed in a wrong-way crash early Friday morning.

Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick posted on Twitter that his friend was one of the people that died in the Interstate 75 crash.

"I just want y'all to know that was my friend that got killed last night. And I was with him and I knew he was drinking and didn't stop him," Kirkpatrick posted.

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Kory Wilson, 30, of Springfield Township, was driving southbound in the northbound lanes near Neumann Way around 3:30 a.m., police said.

Wilson's Chevy Suburban hit an Audi A8 head-on, according to Evendale police. The driver, Nazih Shtaiwi, 61, and his wife, Halla Odeh Shtaiwi, 55, died at the scene. The couple was from Fairfield.

Wilson was also pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials have not confirmed that alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Kirkpatrick posted, "I wasn't drinking just hanging out but i knew he wasn't able to drive and now he is gone. Rip @KalykoMuzik"

Kirkpatrick expressed his remorse about leaving his alleged friend at the bar and is advocating for people to stop drinking and driving.

Wilson was a Cincinnati rapper and producer, who went by the name Kalyko, according to his Twitter page. He had been scheduled to perform at Bogart's last February, his Facebook page shows. He studied music at the University of Cincinnati.

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