A Florida trucker has entered a plea to a count of vehicular homicide for an Ohio crash that killed four members of a family with Livingston County ties, one of whom was pregnant at the time.
29-year-old Dayren Rocubert pleaded no contest on January 30 in Sidney, Ohio Municipal Court to a single count of vehicular homicide. In exchange for the plea, four other counts were dismissed. A no contest plea is not a legal admission of guilt, but is treated as such at sentencing.
Rocubert was driving a tractor trailer that crossed over the median on I-75 in Shelby County, north of Dayton, on Christmas Eve. The truck struck two vehicles with family members traveling together for the holidays. Authorities said the charges were “drug or alcohol” related, but have not elaborated on the details.
One of the vehicles the truck hit was driven by 32-year-old Lauren M. Hahn of Westland, with her mother, 63-year-old Kimberly A. Siegrist of Brighton, as a passenger. The other, driven by 32-year-old Jeremy D. R. Boehne of Farmington, had his wife, Karen M. Boehne, as a passenger. She was also the daughter of Siegrist and pregnant at the time of her death.
The Boehnes married earlier in 2022 and met while at Hartland High School, where Hahn also was a graduate.
Rocubert remains free on a $125,000 bond pending his sentencing hearing on March 14.