Man living in US illegally pleads guilty in deadly crash

By on August 23, 2017


A man who was living in the U.S. illegally has pleaded guilty in an alcohol-related crash that killed three people in Ohio. (Photo By Designed by John Eisenmann, SVG code by SiBr4, Public Domain)
A man who was living in the U.S. illegally has pleaded guilty in an alcohol-related crash that killed three people in Ohio. (Photo By Designed by John Eisenmann, SVG code by SiBr4, Public Domain)

OREGON, Ohio — A man who was living in the U.S. illegally has pleaded guilty in an alcohol-related crash that killed three people in Ohio.

Prosecutors say Alejandro Ramirez-Jaramillo was drunk when he drove through a stop sign in March and killed a couple and their adult daughter near Toledo.

A Lucas County judge on Tuesday sentenced the 27-year-old Asheboro, North Carolina, man to 21 years in prison after he pleaded to guilty aggravated vehicular homicide.

A message seeking comment was left with his attorney.

The crash just east of Toledo killed Robin and Barbara Shellhammer, of Oregon, and their daughter, Whitney Meinke, of Curtice (KUR’-tis).

Court records show Ramirez-Jaramillo was being held on an immigration detainer after his arrest.