Thursday, January 18, 2001

3 dead in I-75 collision

One car was going south in north lane

By David Eck
Enquirer Contributor

        LEBANON - Police say alcohol may have been a factor in a head-on crash on Interstate 75 near Middletown early Wednesday that left three people dead and one injured.

        Roshan A. Hamied, a 33-year-old Miamisburg resident, drove a 1996 Chrysler south in the northbound lane of the interstate for as many as 5 miles before he hit a Toyota Camry head-on about 3 a.m.

        Dead at the scene were: Mr. Hamied; the Toyota's driver, Sylvia B. Gibson, 66, of Dayton, and one of her two passengers, Norma G. Cabral, 43, of Norcross, Ga.

        Another passenger in the Gibson car, Augustine Cabral, 42, is in serious condition at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton after being airlifted from the accident.

        The relationship between Mr. Cabral and Ms. Cabral was not clear Wednesday night.

        “I talked to a witness that said (the Chrysler) had been going the wrong way for approximately 5 miles,” Ohio State Trooper Dennis Gorski said. “My witness said he ... tried to warn people by flashing his lights.”

        The accident happened one mile north of Ohio 122 in Warren County. Police had not yet determined the drivers' destinations.

        All three crash victims will be tested for alcohol, but Trooper Gorski said alcohol likely was a factor in Mr. Hamied's actions.

        The scene was devastating, Trooper Gorski added.

        “There's not much you can do when two cars hit each other about 70 miles an hour.”


Teen program leaving Warren
City's firearms lawsuit revived
Students e-mail questions to Antarctican sojourner
Whooping cough has schools vigilant
CPS board considers program to train prospective principals
CROWLEY: Villa Hills
PULFER: Morgue photos
Regional bike trail envisioned
Drop support plan, state urged
Physicians testify in girl's death
Silverton GOP selects ex-councilman for return
Union fights to save fire station
Abandonment, or child abuse?
Arbitrators put police officers back on force
Business council fights tax
Clinton's type of cancer is common
Cold blamed for fish kills
- 3 dead in I-75 collision
E. Ky. gets new judgeship; vacancies mount
Friends of Bush drawn into spotlight
Kentuckian admits to bank fraud
Lebanon to discuss land purchase
Lobbyists excused from monthly reports
Mayor cancels packed meeting
NKU cuts hike for non-Ky. students
NKU reduces hike for nonresidents
Other police firings overturned
Plan aims to revive Middletown park
Rhodes excluded from Reds park oversight
Top Trenton cop earns raves
Trail grows cold for runaway
Two-wheel vision: Linked bike paths
Two charged in home invasion robbery
Wright-Pat an also-ran for spy plane
Kentucky News Briefs
Tristate A.M. Report