Semi driver says he ‘blacked out’ in crash that killed 3 people, injured another

The driver of a semi that crossed I-75 striking a car head-on killing three people and critically hurting another has been identified as a Michigan man.

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Todd Bowling, 40, of Croswell, Michigan, told police he “started to cough and blacked out” and did not remember anything else about the crash, according to a witness statement.

Bowling was treated and released from Kettering Medical Center and is not in police custody at this time, Moraine police said.

Sgt. Andrew Parish with Moraine Police said the department doesn’t have anything conclusive yet to determine what happened to cause the crash.

“We can’t say for certain yet,” Parish said.  “There’s a lot of things we have to determine.”

Police obtained a search warrant for Bowling’s blood samples, however results from those samples were not immediately included in the police report.

The crash happened on I-75 in Moraine around 10 p.m. Friday, when the semi truck going north traveled into the southbound lanes.

The semi hit a car head-on near the Dixie Drive exit.

Killed in the car were Amanda Kidwell, 36, Betty Davis, 57, and Brayden Jennings, 6, all from Middletown, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

An 8-year-old girl, Adriana Sanchez, was critically hurt and remained hospitalized Monday morning.

Jennings was a first-grade student at Wildwood Elementary in Middletown.

“Last night, our district administrators were notified of the tragic death of one of our Wildwood Elementary students, his mother, and grandmother due to a car crash,” Middletown City Schools said in a statement Saturday.

“Please keep the family in your thoughts. We appreciate the comfort already extended by our school community. Guidance counselors will be available for any students and staff needing assistance and support.”

Barrier cables were knocked down in the area of the crash, and drivers headed south were directed off the interstate at the Dryden Road exit until early Saturday morning.

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