VIDEO: Cyclist’s widow shares thoughts on husband and his killer’s sentence


A Weston man was sentenced to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine and a five-year license suspension in the
2016 death of a Eric Ramlow, who died after being struck while biking on Sand Ridge Road.
The case of Ernesto Villarreal II, 48, was before Bowling Green Municipal Court Judge Mark Reddin on

Villarreal was charged with one count each of vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, and assured
clear distance ahead in the Jan. 16, 2016 death of Eric Ramlow, 53. Ramlow was struck by a vehicle
driven by Villarreal while he was bicycling on Sand Ridge near Wingston Road. He was taken to Merch
Health – St. Vincent, Toledo, and later pronounced dead there.
In December, Villarreal pleaded no contest to the vehicular homicide charge, with the other two charges
to be dismissed. At that time, then-Bowling Green Prosecutor Matt Reger said Villarreal was operating
his vehicle in a negligent manner and came up behind Ramlow’s bicycle, striking him.

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