DNA results indicate driver in triple fatal

Ridge Road fatal accident
WDTN Photo/Kris Sproles

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – DNA results indicate which teenager was driving the day the car crashed killing all three teens inside.

The Springfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says Daniel Tittle, 17, was behind the wheel when it crashed on Ridge Road west of State Route 41 in Springfield on March 26.

Wesley Culpepper, 15, of Huber Heights and Charles Luthe, 16, of Springfield were also killed.

Three teens killed in crash in Clark County. (WDTN Photo)
Three teens killed in crash in Clark County. (WDTN Photo)

Troopers say the car was speeding when Tittle drove off the side of the road, crossed back over to the other side, then hit a tree.

The impact tore the car in half upon impact.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation conducted the DNA testing which ruled out Culpepper and Luthe as potential drivers.

The Montgomery County Coroner released the toxicology results for all three teens:

  • Daniel Tittle- (17 YO) .218 Blood Alcohol
  • Charles Luthe- (16 YO) .108 Blood Alcohol
  • Wesley Culpepper- (15 YO) .124 Urine Alcohol



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