Two women indicted for deadly i-75 crash


Two Toledo women who were involved a fatal crash on Interstate 75 in December have been indicted.

A Wood County grand jury on June 7 indicted Ivory Nicole Quinn, 31, and Sonya Latriese Kinney, 31, both of Toledo, for two counts aggravated vehicular homicide, one a first-degree felony and one a second-degree felony; falsification, a first-degree misdemeanor; operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination (OV), a first-degree misdemeanor; and driving under suspension or in violation of license restriction, also a first-degree misdemeanor.

There was an additional OVI charge against Kinney, a first-degree misdemeanor.

According to the crash report filed by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, on Dec. 3 at 10:11 p.m. three vehicles were northbound on I-75 in Henry Township.

Quinn was driving a 2008 Cadillac SRX northbound, failed to maintain control of the vehicle on the roadway, crashed and became disabled in the left lane of I-75.

Quinn was driving impaired. Kinney, who also was impaired, allegedly grabbed the steering wheel, causing the vehicle to lose control and crash, explained Lt. Ryan Purpura with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Both Quinn and Kinney exited the Cadillac once it became disabled.

Brandy Houghtalling, 34, Whitehouse, was driving a 2014 Ford Fusion northbound and struck the now unoccupied, disabled Cadillac and pushed it partially into the right lane.

Jamal Holmes, 49, Toledo, driving a 2010 Toyota Camry, then struck Houghtalling’s car, causing both vehicles to spine out. The Camry came to rest against the concrete median barrier.

Holmes and his three passengers were transported to the Wood County Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the crash report.

Houghtalling was pronounced dead at the scene after being removed from her vehicle by mechanical means.

The indictment alleges Quinn and Kinney were operating or participating in the operation of the vehicle, caused Houghtalling’s death while driving under suspension at the time of the crash, and made false statements to law enforcement.

Quinn had twice been convicted of OVI, in 2015 and 2016, both in Lucas County.

Kinney allegedly had a blood alcohol content of more than 0.08 and had a suspended license.

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