Woman charged in fatal crash seeks insanity plea


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 filed a motion for a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity to charges including murder.

Twenty-one-year-old Abby Michaels earlier pleaded not guilty in the March crash to charges that also include aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Montgomery County court records show her attorney filed the motion Wednesday. It also seeks a mental competency evaluation.

Authorities say Michaels was driving the wrong way on I-75 in Moraine when she struck the family’s car.

The prosecutor has said Michaels was upset and intentionally hit the car.

A message seeking comment was left for her attorney.