'Everybody was just lifeless,' says man injured in I-75 triple fatal crash

Everybody was just lifeless,' says man injured in I-75 triple fatal crash

EVENDALE, OH (FOX19) - Early Friday morning, police say it was a wrong-way driver that died and killed two other people in a head-on crash on I-75 in Evendale.
The accident happened around 3:30 AM near Neumann Way.

Police say Kory Wilson, 30, of Springfield Township, was driving southbound in the northbound lanes.

"I didn't want none of that to happen this morning.  I wasn't even expecting it," says James Gist who was involved in the accident.

Gist, who is a tow truck driver, was on his way home from work Friday morning when he saw the accident.

"When I seen that car I slammed my brakes on, tried to avoid it.  Couldn't avoid it.  I climbed out of my car to check on the people and they was just lifeless," Gist told FOX19 NOW.

The Ohio Department of Transportation released traffic camera video showing a vehicle driving the wrong way on the highway just moments before the deadly accident.

Just after passing the camera, 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, both of Fairfield, died at the scene.

Wilson was also pronounced dead at the scene.

"The Audi - I seen it fly up in the air then come landing back down," said Gist.  "Everbody was just lifeless.  It wasn't something that anybody would want to see."

Gist suffered non-life threatening injuries in the accident.  He was treated at a local hospital.

All of the northbound lanes were shut down for more than five hours after the crash happened.

"Luckily I had something sitting on my shoulder watching over me.  It's a shame we can't say the same for the other people that was involved in the crash," Gist told FOX19 NOW.

Police have not yet said exactly what contributed to the crash.

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