State police have arrested the 20-year-old Oxford man they said crashed a car into a building in March, killing a 15-year-old boy.
Police arrested Eric Ramirez on Tuesday. They said he was driving the Ford Mustang convertible that struck a building Old State Road in Oxford on the night of Friday, March 9, killing Brandon Giordano, a 15-year-old sophomore at Oxford High School.
According to state police, Seymour police tried to stop the car on Route 67 for motor vehicle violations, but Ramirez, then 19, sped off, intentionally attempting to avoid apprehension, and turned off the vehicle's operating lights.
Before turning off onto Old State Road 67, he lost control of the car, went up a grass embankment and went airborne around 100 feet into a commercial building at 43 Old State Road 67, police said.
Ramirez and his front seat passenger, Dion Major, 16, of Oxford sustained injuries.
Giordano was in the back seat and died from his injuries.
Ramirez was charged with reckless driving, engaging police in pursuit and misconduct with a motor vehicle.
He turned himself in to Troop A - Southbury where he was processed and released on a $10,000 court-set bond.
He is scheduled to appear in Derby Superior Court – GA #5 on Sept. 24.