More than three months after a wrong-way crash on Interstate 675 in Beavercreek took the life of a Wright State University student, the suspect in the case on Thursday answered to the charges in open court.
Ronald Myer, pleaded not guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle while intoxicated during an arraignment in Greene County Common Pleas Court.
Judge Michael Buckwalter set bond at $50,000, and set conditions upon Myer’s release, that he wear an ankle monitoring device and that he turn in his driver’s license.
Myer’s charges come after the investigation by Beavercreek police into the June 21 collision on I-675 that killed 23-year-old Paige Patrick.
Traffic camera footage shows and police said that Myer entered the northbound highway going the wrong way from the Ohio 844 exit. Police said early in the investigation that alcohol was a suspected factor in the crash.
A closed door hearing with the attorneys involved in the case took place in the judges chambers last week, two days after news of the grand jury’s indictment was released.
Myer, of Centerville, is a civil employee who works in the financial systems office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, according to base officials and his social media profiles.
Myer is being represented by attorneys Charles Rowland and Mark Babb. Rowland said after the hearing he was not prepared to comment at this time on the case.
Myer used a walker to enter and exit the courtroom but was able to stand up from his chair without assistance as a Greene County deputy escorted him out of the courtroom.
Family members of Patrick, a 2013 Vandalia Butler High School graduate, sat quietly in attendance of the hearing. They declined to comment for this story.
A pre-trial hearing in the case is set for Oct. 25.
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