Driver sentenced to 8 years for fatal Colerain Avenue crash

The crash that killed 25-year-old Ronald Washington Jr. happened back in March on Colerain...
The crash that killed 25-year-old Ronald Washington Jr. happened back in March on Colerain Avenue near Northgate Mall around 10 a.m.(WXIX)
Published: Nov. 14, 2022 at 1:49 PM EST
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A man was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty in connection with a crash that killed a 25-year-old man in March.

Antonio Wofford, 31, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault for causing the crash that killed Ronald Washington Jr. and severely injured another man, according to Hamilton County court records.

Police say Wofford was speeding and ran two red lights, one at Compton Road and the next at Commons Circle near Northgate Mall.

Wofford hit Washington Jr.’s car after running the second light, officers said.

Washington was thrown from his car and pronounced dead at the scene.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said Wofford, who was already under suspension at the time of the crash, took off running after the wreck but was later arrested.

Although Colerain Township police officers were behind Wofford, Deters said that they were not in pursuit.

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