Driver in crash that killed Michigan family was driving under the influence of alcohol .

7 month ago

The driver accused of killing a Northville family of five returning home from a holiday vacation had a blood alcohol level nearly four times more than the legal limit.

Joey Bailey, 41, had a blood alcohol level at 0.306. In Kentucky, it is illegal to drive with a BAC of 0.08 or more.

The Abbas family was driving home from vacationing in Florida on Jan. 6 when the vehicle they were driving in was struck by a wrong-way driver around 2:30 a.m. According to the Lexington Police Department, a white pickup truck, driven by Bailey, was traveling in the wrong direction in the northbound lanes of I-75 when it hit an SUV straight-on. The SUV then caught fire.

Issam Abbas, 42; his wife, Dr. Rima Abbas, 38, and their three children, Ali, 13; Isabella, 12, and Giselle, 7 were all killed in the deadly crash.

Officials with the Lexington Police Department said Bailey who has also died in the crash was at fault of the accident and headed in the wrong direction on the interstate when the crash occurred.