The case of the I-45 wrong way driver that happened just over thirteen months ago has just started in it’s second day. This morning prosecutor Andrew James presented a video which was captured from a freeway camera of Baukus entering the freeway at 2:57 a.m. going the wrong way. You can see her brake lights as she travels north bound in the southbound lanes.
An old friend of Baukus from Oak Ridge High School who is in the Marines was southbound on 45 just before 3 am when he saw a vehicle stopped facing the wrong way angled toward him. Thinking it was a police officer he slowed down. As he approached it the vehicle his path at a forty five degree angle to the second lane of the freeway. He was able to hear the acceleration over his truck exhaust. He was able to see only a driver as it passed just past his left side. He then saw the impact as Baukus hit the victims vehicle. He watched it spin emitting sparks. He pulled over and ran back to the crash. A friend who was with him called 911.
NOTE: YOU WILL SEE TAILLIGHTS AND BRAKE LIGHTS NEAR THE TOP CENTER OF THE SCREEN AS IT TRAVELS HEAD ON TO OTHER VEHICLES