An Akron man’s blood-alcohol level was about triple the legal limit when his car crashed head-on with another vehicle, killing himself and his best friend.
Rick Ratliff, 34, and Tony Mook, 24, died in the Feb. 22 crash on West Wilbeth Road after their car went left of center and collided with a sport-utility vehicle.
On Tuesday, police released the crash report. Officers said Ratliff’s westbound 1984 Chevrolet Caprice was traveling at least 70 mph when it struck Steven Hudson’s eastbound 1980 Ford Bronco. Ratliff’s blood-alcohol was 0.244, police said. Hudson had no alcohol in his system, police said.
Ratliff and Mook were killed. Hudson is still recovering from his injuries.