ASHLAND, Ohio — “I’m terribly sorry for what happened due to my own negligence.”
Those were the words from 28-year-old Christopher McAndrew before a judge handed down sentencing against him in the case of a deadly crash that claimed the life of a mother in Ashland County.
“This is all my fault,” McAndrew continued. “I wish it never happened. … I wish I could take it all back.”
He said it’s a situation in which he will never forgive himself.
“I know nothing I say or do can fix what happened.”
Ashland County Common Pleas Judge Ronald Forsthoefel ultimately ordered McAndrew to serve between 11 to 14.5 years. This punishment is a consecutive sentence of seven to 10.5 years for the charge of aggravated vehicular homicide and four years for the charge of aggravated vehicular assault. The sentence comes with a credit of 186 days already served.
His license has also been suspended until January 2047.
Editor's note: Video in the player above regarding the deadly crash was originally published on July 22, 2021.
The incident happened in July 2021 when authorities say Jennifer Lynne Boreman was walking her dog with two juveniles when she was struck by a passing vehicle along Township Road 1031 in Troy Township. Boreman was pronounced dead at the scene. One of the two children was taken to Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland with undisclosed injuries and the other was taken to UH and released.
McAndrew was later taken into custody without incident.
Monday’s sentencing came after McAndrew filed for a change of plea at the end of December. Court records show McAndrew requested to withdraw his former not guilty plea in exchange for a guilty plea to the following charges:
- Aggravated vehicular homicide
- Aggravated vehicular assault
- Criminal damaging or endangering