- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) - A 19-year-old man charged in a fatal car crash that killed two western Ohio men has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide.

The Dayton Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1jcnnVd ) that 19-year-old Angel Rojas accepted a plea deal Tuesday. A charge of leaving the scene was dismissed.

Rojas has said he lost control of the vehicle on a curve and overcorrected in the Springfield crash. Investigators said the car hit a utility pole.

The April crash killed 18-year-old Tristin Sherman and 21-year-old Juan Compton, who were passengers in the car.

Authorities said Rojas ran from the scene and hid from investigators for nearly two weeks before he was arrested at a hotel.

Rojas is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 28. He is facing up to 16 years in prison.


Information from: Dayton Daily News, https://www.daytondailynews.com

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