ELYRIA, Ohio - A man from Elyria has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a 2010 crash in which he was charged with driving drunk and killing a teenager.
Mark Ralich, who was 21 years old at the time of the crash, entered the plea during a hearing Thursday morning in a Lorain County courtroom. He was charged with aggravated vehicular assault, vehicular assault, OVI and willful or wanton disregard of safety on highways.
Police said Ralich was intoxicated when he was driving and struck another car at the intersection of Poplar Street and Brandston Avenue in Elyria in November 2010. The driver of the car he struck, 18-year-old Andrew Vincent of Elyria, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Vincent's passengers, Cody Toboz of Grafton, Mitchell Johnson of Elyria and Patrick Desouza of Sheffield Village, all suffered injuries. Two of them had to be cut out of the car.
Records showed Ralich had been charged with no operator's license and reasonable control in January 2008. He also had other alcohol related arrests.
No date has been set yet for Ralich’s sentencing.
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