Michael Gagnon, a 24 year old Michigan man, was partying with siblings and cousins on Sunday night, December 30. The party was an early New Year's celebration, and a room had been rented so the partiers could enjoy themselves without worrying about driving home.
Too bad they didn't collect the car keys. After pumping up his blood alcohol to .254, Mike bolted the party, badly in need of some Taco Bell. Doing the right thing, employees notified police that an obviously intoxicated driver was at their store. Police arrived too late to detain Gagnon, who soon managed to enter I-280 outside Toledo going
the wrong way.
And now five members of a Maryland family are dead.
BaltSun has a full account, including an interview with Gagnon's stunned brother:
Toledo Blade was on the scene and has a grisly photo to prove it:
We'll keep posting these stories. Will you see yourself or someone you know in one of them, and do the right thing?