Woman charged in fatal wrong-way crash pleads not guilty


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A woman who authorities say was driving the wrong way on an interstate in Ohio when she struck a car, killing a couple and their 10-year-old daughter, has pleaded not guilty to charges including murder.

Twenty-one-year-old Abby Michaels’ attorney entered pleas of not guilty on her behalf Tuesday in Dayton. A judge set bond at $3 million for the Xenia woman. She is charged with murder, aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

Authorities say Michaels was driving the wrong way on I-75 in Moraine in March when she struck the car carrying the family from Mason.

Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. has said Michaels was upset and intentionally hit the family’s car.

A message seeking comment was left Tuesday for Michaels’ attorney.