GERMAN TWP., Montgomery County — A 16-year-old charged in connection to an April crashed that killed four people in German Twp. has reached a plea agreement Tuesday that will allow him to avoid being tried as an adult.
The crash happened April 30 on state Route 4 near state routes 725 and 123 in southern Montgomery County.
The teen pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and four other charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement. He will face between a year to four years at the Ohio Department of Youth Services.
Killed in the crash were 23-month-old Andrew Johnson Jr. and his mother, Ashley Mance, 26 in one vehicle. Katie Roberts, 31 and her mother Rebecca Roberts, 61, were in a second vehicle involved in the crash and were also killed.
According to court records, the 16-year-old tried to pass Mance, but both the teen and Mance were driving at excessive speeds.
The teen pulled back into the correct lane, but Mance lost control at that point and crossed the center line, into the path of vehicle driven by one of the Roberts.
The teen was arrested in early June and he was being held in the juvenile detention center.
He will have to pay $3,000 in restitution.
Two other people, Mance’s 7-year-old child and another man were also injured in the crash.
Sentencing is set for early October.
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