Victim struck in fiery wrong-way crash on I-71 dies

Victim in wrong-way crash dies

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A man who sustained serious injuries in a crash that shut down Southbound Interstate-71 Tuesday night has died, according to CPD.

The crash occurred at 8:52 p.m. on I-71 South at the Reading Road exit, according to CPD’s traffic unit.

Tyson Guy, 23, was taken off life support just before 3 p.m. Friday.

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According to the traffic unit, Sabrina McKinney, 26, drove her Dodge Nitro the wrong way up the South I-71 Reading Road exit ramp.

Police say Sabrina McKinney, 26, was driving the wrong way on I-71 South Reading Road exit ramp when she hit another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle died as a result of the crash.
Police say Sabrina McKinney, 26, was driving the wrong way on I-71 South Reading Road exit ramp when she hit another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle died as a result of the crash. (Source: Hamilton County Justice Center)

She continued driving into the high-speed lane, police say, and collided with Guy, who was driving a Chevrolet Malibu.

McKinney’s car flipped onto its side and caught fire, according to the traffic unit. Fire personnel were able to put out the fire and remove both drivers from their cars.

The drivers were transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

McKinney sustained serious injuries but is currently in stable condition. Guy was listed as in critical condition Tuesday night.

According to a family friend, Guy had just gotten off work at Bethesda North Hospital and was traveling along I-71 to see his girlfriend.

Guy’s mother posted the following message on social media Friday morning:

“I was able to bathe and shave my beautiful son. To see the extent of his injuries is gut wrenching and indescribable. As a parent you always want to be able to put a bandage on the booboo and kiss the hurt away. If I could blanket him with the kisses for the rest of his life, I would. I would trade places in a heartbeat to be the one laying here. What a gift it was to be able to touch his skin and bathe my child for one final time.”

Police do not know if either Guy or McKinney was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

McKinney is facing aggravated vehicular assault charges and vehicular assault charges.

Court documents say McKinney was driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Court records show in 2015, she pleaded guilty to an OVI charge. A legal expert said the charges are likely to be upgraded.

Serious crash shuts down I-71 South

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