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1 dead, 1 in critical condition after crash on Colerain Avenue near Northgate Mall

Man charged with aggravated vehicular homicide
Colerain Avenue fatal crash
Posted at 4:27 PM, Mar 04, 2022

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — One person is dead after a car crash on Colerain Avenue.

Colerain police said 25-year-old Ronald Washington Junior's car was struck by another vehicle at the intersection of Colerain Avenue and Commons Circle on Friday morning. His passenger, 25-year-old Isaiah McBride, was rushed to UC Medical Center in critical condition.

Investigators said 31-year-old Antonio Wofford caused the crash. He's charged with vehicular homicide. According to court records, Wofford was speeding down Colerain Avenue and ran red lights , before he caused the crash. He fled the scene, but was later caught. On top of that, Wofford was under several suspensions when this crash occurred.

"How many times he's going have to end someone's life and have his own personal decisions affect others before we say enough is enough,” Washington's sister Tierra Dennis said. "It's really harder to really wrap our head around the circumstances of all of this."

Washington's family believe the loss of a beloved father, son and brother could've been prevented.

"I just feel like it should be more traffic laws that are in place for reasons like this because anyone can die like my brother,” Washington's sister Hannah Washington said.

Wofford is being held on a $100,000 bond. The family said they’re seeking justice and Wofford's history should stop him from getting out and keep him from getting behind the wheel again.

“He does not deserve to be out,” Dennis said. “He is a menace to society. He's a danger to society and we need the maximum sentence possible for our brother. This was so unfair.”

A grand jury report is scheduled for this case on March 14th .

In the meantime, the family started a GoFundMe account to help with funeral expenses. You can click here to make a donation. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-ronald-washington-jr-rest-in-peace?utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer

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