One of drivers in triple-fatal crash had no license, 18 years of driving convictions

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Three people are dead, and five people are in the hospital, after a weekend crash in Columbus.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday at I-71 and 11th Avenue.

Driving records indicate one of those drivers should have never been behind the wheel.

Twenty-year-old Amal Mohamed, a 2016 graduate of Centennial High School, and 18-year-old Aniza Abdi Karim, a senior at Centennial, were both killed.

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Amal's sister, 15-year-old Amina Mohamed, an 8th grader at Wedgewood Middle School, is at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Thirty-four-year-old Gabriel Akomeah was in a separate car and was also killed. He was a respiratory therapist at Grant Medical Center.

The hospital released a statement saying "Gabriel was a wonderful, kind and gentle man and he will be greatly missed."

Columbus Police say a car driven by 31-year-old Corey Johnson was heading northbound when it left the roadway on the left, striking the median wall, then hitting Mohamed's vehicle, setting off a chain reaction crash.

10TV looked into the records of all four drivers involved and found Johnson was not supposed to be behind the wheel.

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles says Johnson has never held an Ohio Driver's license, yet has 18 years' worth of driving convictions.

In 2015 and 2013, he was convicted of Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated, with respective blood-alcohol readings of .19 and .17, more than double the legal limit.

In 2010, he was convicted of hit-skip, leaving the scene of an accident.

And he was convicted of driving without a license 18 times between 2000 and 2009.

Johnson and his passenger, Ravan Shepard, are both hospitalized.

Police continue to investigate just what, and who is responsible for this deadly crash.

The five surviving crash victims are at three local hospitals. Those hospitals are not releasing updates on their conditions.

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