Lengthy investigation leads to arrest in fatal I-77 Broadview Heights crash on April 23 near Rt. 82

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio - After a lengthy investigation, Broadview Heights police arrested a man they said caused the fatal wreck along I-77 northbound that shutdown the highway for most of the day.

Authorities say Antony Ford was arrested on Monday in connection to the deadly wreck and is out on $25,000 bond.

Ford has been charged with two counts of aggravated homicide, three counts of aggravated vehicular assault, and one count each of reckless operation and driving under suspension.

Around 8 a.m. on April 23, authorities said Ford was driving erratically southbound on I-77 near Route 82 when he hit a vehicle, making it go airborne, before crashing through a guardrail into oncoming traffic in the northbound lanes. His truck then hit another vehicle which caused a chain-reaction crash involving seven cars.

In the report, police said Ford was "operating recklessly by swerving in and out of traffic due to admitted impatience."

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office identified the two people killed in the wreck as 33-year-old David Starr of Barberton and 57-year-old Gail Bradley of Medina.

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of I-77 were shut down until 1:30 p.m.

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