Kent man incompetent for trial in fatal 2013 crash

FREMONT, Ohio -- An Ohio man charged with killing a Toledo couple in a 2013 Thanksgiving night crash while driving more than 125 mph has been found incompetent to stand trial.

The decision by a judge in northwestern Ohio means Andrew D. Gans, of Kent, will be sent to a psychiatric hospital in Toledo.

His attorney says doctors will have a year to determine if Gans can become competent to stand trial.

Gans had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to vehicular homicide charges after authorities say he struck a minivan on the Ohio Turnpike in November, killing Wilbur and Margaret McCoy, both 77, of Toledo.

Gans slammed into the minivan and the couple died after being trapped inside their burning vehicle. His vehicle also caught fire but he escaped.

Troopers weren't able to catch or keep up with Gans' car before the crash near Fremont, about 40 miles southeast of Toledo.

His attorney says the 24-year-old Gans has a history of mental health issues.


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