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Ohio state trooper charged in deadly crash pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

Jeremy Ault in court
Posted at 1:06 PM, Aug 08, 2019

BATAVIA, Ohio — Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper Jeremy Ault pleaded guilty to one charge in connection to a deadly crash.

On Thursday, Ault pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, according to the plea agreement. The state also dropped the charge of vehicular manslaughter.

Ault originally pleaded not guilty to the charges stemming from a January crash in Batavia.

Anthony Bertram was driving northbound on State Route 222 when Ault's Ohio State Highway Patrol vehicle crossed the center line and struck him head-on. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ault will be sentenced on Sept. 20.

A Clermont County judge could sentence Ault to up to 180 days in jail and order him to pay a $1,000 fine.