AKRON, Ohio - A Tallmadge woman is facing drunken driving charges in a wrong-way crash that killed an Akron firefighter's wife last month.
Phyllis Treich, 61, has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, OVI and driving the wrong way on an expressway.
On Sept. 6 around 10 p.m., Akron police said Treich was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes on I-76 near Seiberling Street and the Brittain Road exit ramp.
Treich hit a car driven by Karon Briggs, 57, head-on. The impact caused Briggs's car to spin out of control in the middle lane where it was hit by another vehicle.
Briggs was taken to a nearby hospital where she later died.
Treich had a blood-alcohol level of .162, police said, more than double the legal limit. She's currently behind bars at the Summit County Jail.
Briggs was the wife of Akron fire Lt. Kerry Briggs.
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