Man denies charges in deadly crash, held for Border Patrol

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Posted: Mar 27, 2017 8:20 PM

OREGON, Ohio (AP) — A man arrested in an Ohio van crash that killed three members of a family has pleaded not guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and is being held on an immigration detainer.

Court records show Alejandro Ramirez-Jaramillo pleaded not guilty Monday in Municipal Court in Oregon, east of Toledo. It's unclear what his hometown is.

The State Highway Patrol says Ramirez-Jaramillo was arrested in the alcohol-related crash Sunday in Jerusalem Township that killed Robin and Barbara Shellhammer, of Oregon. It says the crash also killed their adult daughter, Whitney Meinke, of Curtice (KUR'-tis).

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

Court records don't show an attorney who could comment for Ramirez-Jaramillo, who's also being held on an immigration detainer for the U.S. Border Patrol and can't be reached for comment.