ELYRIA, Ohio (WOIO) - A second person has been charged in connection to a 2018 fatal hit-and-run in Sheffield Township.
Shana Fox was arraigned in Elyria Municipal Court on Wednesday on a pair of minor criminal offenses and a traffic violation related to the death of Roslyn Arroyo.
“She needs to be [held] accountable for her part in this,” said Melissa Arroyo, Roslyn’s sister. “My sister could still be here today if she had not loaned that car out to her boyfriend.”
Arroyo died in December of 2018 after being struck in a crosswalk near the intersection of Routes 254 and 57, about a block away from her house.
“Her boys and [our] mom and dad... they miss their daughter,” Arroyo told 19 News.
Fox was identified as the girlfriend of the driver, Delmar Board, shortly after the collision.
She’s been charged with falsification and obstruction of justice.
A spokesperson for the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) said those charges stem from Fox filing a false stolen vehicle report after the crash.
In Ohio, the statute of limitations on those offenses is two years; they were set to expire in just weeks.
Fox was also cited for wrongful entrustment of a vehicle, which the OSHP said is related to her allowing a driver under suspension, Board, to use the vehicle.
She pleaded not guilty in court.
“We are hoping she faces the maximum jail time instead of a slap on the wrist like Delmar Board,” said Rosyln’s son, Robert Swaskee.
Board previously pleaded guilty to failure to stop and driving under suspension. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison last year. He’s eligible for early release next month.