A man accused of driving drunk, and causing a wrong-way crash that killed a taxi driver in Oklahoma City on February 15, has been arrested on second-degree murder charges.
Ivan Nitsch, 30, was arrested on Tuesday in the 10300 block of S. Western in Oklahoma City.
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According to the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office, a white van driven by Nitsch was going north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 235. The van crashed head-on into a taxi driven by 37-year-old Benny Wadsworth.
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Wadsworth later died from his injuries on February 16.
A passenger in Wadsworth's taxi received minor injuries following the crash.
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According to the Sheriff's office, at the time of the collision, Nitsch was driving nearly two and half times over the alcohol legal limit. He had a prior DUI conviction in Oklahoma City back in September, 2006.
Nitsch is currently being booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center.