Augustin Ferrer, Jr., 25, New Richmond, Wis., was sentenced to 70 days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio in connection with a car crash that claimed a life.
Bailey Weber, 28, Amery, Wis., was a passenger in a stolen car driven by Ferrer which was traveling west on the Ohio Turnpike on Feb. 6, 2020, at about 4:40 pm. The car went left of the centerline and struck a guardrail near the 36-mile marker. The crash occurred about a mile east of the Wauseon interchange.
A press release issued at the time said when first responders arrived at the crash scene, Weber was unresponsive with no signs of life. Hers was the first death in a Fulton County auto crash in 2020.
Ferrer was taken to a hospital, where test results showed he had amphetamines and cocaine in his system.
He was indicted July 20, 2020, by a Fulton County Grand Jury on one count each of vehicular manslaughter, a second-degree misdemeanor, and receiving stolen proper- ty, a fourth-degree felony. He entered guilty pleas to both charges.
Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney said, “While attempting or participating in the operation of a motor vehicle, he caused the death of another. He also allegedly attempted to retain a stolen motor vehicle.”
In Fulton County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday, March 16, Ferrer was sentenced to two years of community control and ordered to pay the cost of his prosecution. He was ordered to be assessed for drug/alcohol treatment, and complete all treatment plus any recommended aftercare.
Ferrer’s driver’s license was suspended for one year, and he was ordered to serve the 70-day jail term, with credit for days already served.
Failure to comply could result in an 11-month prison sentence.