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
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