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Man charged in crash that killed a Beachwood high school teacher pleads not guilty in first court appearance

Posted at 11:35 AM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 11:56:18-04

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Sanford Doss, the man who is charged in a crash that killed a Beachwood high school teacher and another passenger while they were in an Uber over the weekend, waived his pretrial hearing and automatically entered a not guilty plea on Wednesday.

On Monday afternoon, police announced charges against 31-year-old doss Doss who faces two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and one count of aggravated vehicular assault.

His case was bounded over to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas and was given a $250,000 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled in Cuyahoga County Court on April 8.

The crash happened at the intersection of South Woodland and Warrensville Center roads in Shaker Heights. Two passengers in one of the cars died as a result of the crash. Police identified the victims as Arthur Gugick, 59, and Barbara Becker, 52. Police also said the two were passengers in an Uber.

Gugick was a beloved high school math teacher. In addition to being a teacher and mathematician, Gugick was also well-known in the LEGO community. He was featured in a Washington Post story about the convention in 2010
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