Additional charges filed against driver in Madison County wreck

Additional charges have been filed against the allegedly drunken driver who caused a series of collisions in which two people died Sunday on Interstate 75 in Madison County, Kentucky State Police said Tuesday.

Nine counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of driving negligently without a license were filed Monday against Bryan M. Mangan, 56, of South Bend, Ind., state police said in a news release.

Mangan, who remains in the Madison County Detention Center, already had been charged with aggravated drunken driving and driving on a suspended license.

Meredith L. Buscher, 22, of Richmond, and Jeffrey R. Campbell, 30, of Louisville were the two people who were killed.

Campbell died at the scene. Buscher died at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

Buscher and Campbell had left their cars to help others involved in the collisions when they were struck by a vehicle driven by Clifford H. Steinhauer, 41, of Fort Thomas, said Trooper Robert Purdy, public affairs officer for the Richmond post.

The crash occurred about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, about two miles north of Richmond exit 90, state police said.

Mangan was driving north when he lost control of his 1999 Ford Explorer, striking a guardrail and colliding with several vehicles.

Police said Mangan’s SUV overturned and came to a stop, partly blocking the left lane of I-75. More collisions followed as approaching drivers tried to avoid Mangan’s vehicle, police said.

Purdy said Steinhauer was driving a 1997 Toyota 4-Runner that hit Buscher and Campbell. No charges are expected to be filed against him.

The collision is being investigated by Trooper Jack Hedges from the state police collision-reconstruction team.