XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) – A Centerville man has been sentenced for a wrong-way crash that killed a Wright State University student Friday.

Ronald Myer, 55, was sentenced to five to seven and a half years in prison. He was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and OVI in connection with the June 21, 2019 crash. He pleaded guilty to both charges.

According to authorities, Myer was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of I-675 in Beavercreek when his black Jaguar X-Type crashed into 23-year-old Paige Patrick’s white Acura SRX shortly before 9 p.m. Patrick, of Vandalia, was killed in the crash.

An investigation found Myer had a blood alcohol concentration of .227. Ohio’s legal limit is .08.

During Friday’s sentencing, Patrick’s family read impact statements.

“This accident has now left our hearts and home with an empty void that can never be filled,” Patrick’s mother Melinda Patrick said.

“When Mr. Myer decided to drive in a drunken state, he didn’t just break the laws of Ohio, he issued and served a life sentence for my 23-year-old daughter and our family,” Melinda Patrick said.

Myer, showing visibile tears in the courtroom, chose not to give his own statement.

“Respecting the wishes of the family, we’re choosing not to give a statement at this time,” defense attorney Charles Roland said.

The judge sentenced Myer to a minimum of five years in prison, with a maximum sentence of 7.5 years, which is up to the warden to decide and based on Myer’s behavior.

“It’s the court’s intention here in sentencing to follow all of the recommendations that have been made in this agreement,” Visiting Judge Daniel Hogan said.

Myer will also have his drivers license suspended for at least 25 years.