Police: Driver Accused Of Causing Deadly Crash Was Under Influence Of Alcohol


UPDATED: Friday November 9, 2012 6:02 PM

Police said that the man accused of causing a deadly Thursday evening crash was under the influence of alcohol.

Investigators said that Heidi Hecker was killed when the Subaru she was riding in was rear-ended by a pickup truck along U.S. Route 23 at state Route 315 around 9 p.m.

Law enforcement officials said that when the Subaru was struck, it rear ended another vehicle. The driver of the vehicle traveled left of center and sideswiped another vehicle after the initial impact.

Police said that the driver of the pickup truck, Marc Kraft, was intoxicated. Blood tests showed that Kraft consumed more than three times the legal limit of alcohol.

Witnesses reported seeing Kraft drive between 80 and 100 miles per hour.

According to prosecutors, Kraft has not had a valid driver's license in 20 years.

He was arraigned on a drunken-driven charge Friday morning.  A judge set his bond at $150,000.

Hecker, 36, died at the scene of the crash. A 10-month-old infant inside the Subaru was transported to Nationwide Children's Hospital and was listed in serious condition on Friday afternoon.

Brad Weaver, who was also in the Subaru, was transported for medical attention and listed as in critical condition.

Kraft was arrested and being held in the Delaware County Jail. The events leading to the crash were under investigation.

The crash closed the road for several hours.

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