A Colgate couple who died in a car accident on April 25 each had a blood alcohol content level about three times over the legal limit, according to a Washington County Sheriff's Department report released Thursday.
Josh Griebel, 37, and Monica Griebel, 38, were northbound on Highway 164 north of Highway Q at about 2:30 a.m. when the car crossed left of the center and entered the southbound ditch where it hit a culvert, went airborne and struck a utility pole.
The road wasn’t lit and it was raining, according to the report.
Josh Griebel was ejected from the 2000 Pontiac Firebird and Monica Griebel was pinned inside. Neither of them were wearing a seat belt, according to the accident report. Both airbags were deployed, according to the report. The Washington County medical examiner pronounced both dead at the scene.
The Sheriff's Department redacted information about who was driving. According to the Sheriff’s Department report, alcohol was present in the driver who had a blood-alcohol content of 0.25.
Speed also a factor. The occupant had a blood-alcohol content of 0.228, according to the report.
The identities of both victims were redacted from the report. Exceeding the speed limit, crossing left of the centerline and failing to have control are listed as factors in the accident.
The couple had five children.