Former NASCAR Pit Crew Chief Charged In Fatal Accident

A former NASCAR pit crew chief tested more than five times the legal alcohol limit shortly after he lost control of his tow truck and caused a fatal wreck.

The Charlotte Observer reported that a test showed that Tim Kohuth had a blood-alcohol level of 0.43, well over the 0.08 legal
limit.

He is charged with second-degree murder, and is jailed under
a million-dollar bond.

Thursday's crash in Iredell County killed Wesley Worden, owner of a Mooresville art gallery. Worden's wife, Gail, is hospitalized and recovering from injuries.

A state Highway Patrol trooper says Kohuth ran a sheriff's deputy off the road before his truck ran off the road, came back across the center line and hit Worden's SUV.

Kohuth was once a crew chief in the NASCAR Craftsman truck
series.