Man charged with driving intoxicated in I-90 crash that killed father held on $500,000 bond

BRATENAHL, Ohio - A man charged in connection with a deadly crash that happened early Sunday morning on I-90 in Bratenahl has been ordered held on a $500,000 bond.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports Christopher Jackson, 36, faces multiple charges including aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault, receiving stolen property, operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), possession of marijuana, and failure to operate in marked lanes.

Jackson hid his face from the cameras in court.

Authorities say a Kia driven by Jackson hit James Blankenship, 50, of Willowick, and his 26-year-old son, who were putting a car on a trailer.

James Blankenship was killed and his son was injured.

Jackson has been in jail since the crash.

Prosecutors say he has a previous criminal history and was just recently released from jail.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 17 at 9 a.m.

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