Man pleads not guilty to charges in Ohio triple-fatal crash

OREGON, Ohio (AP) — Court records show a man arrested in a crash in Ohio that killed three members of family has pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated vehicular homicide.

The records show 26-year-old Alejandro Ramirez-Jaramillo pleaded not guilty Monday in Municipal Court in Oregon, east of Toledo. His hometown couldn’t immediately be confirmed Monday.

The State Highway Patrol says Ramirez-Jaramillo was arrested in the alcohol-related crash Sunday in Jerusalem Township that killed 60-year-old Robin Shellhammer and his 56-year-old wife, Barbara Shellhammer, both of Oregon. The patrol says their 33-year-old daughter, Whitney Meinke, of Curtice, also was killed.

Troopers say Ramirez-Jaramillo’s van ran a stop sign and hit the family’s vehicle.

Court records don’t show an attorney for Ramirez-Jaramillo. He’s also being held on an immigration detainer for the U.S. Border Patrol.


This story has been corrected to show that patrol said Monday that age of Barbara Shellhammer was 56, not 60.