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Friends remember man killed in crash stemming from domestic dispute

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George Ramos (Courtesy photo) George Ramos (Courtesy photo)
SHIAWASSEE COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A Mid-Michigan man was killed last Friday when another man led police on a high-speed chase following a domestic incident with a woman.

George Ramos was killed along M-13 in Shiawassee County when the suspect collided with Ramos’ car.

“The last words I said to him was ‘be careful.’ And about 8:20 that night Ron calls me and says, ‘did you hear about the accident?’ He says, ‘it was George.’ And I just blew it. I couldn’t believe it was him,” said Bill Domby, Ramos’ friend.

Domby and Ron Anderson are remembering their friend and fellow Marine veteran, Ramos.

“It’s ironic because I was going to my mom’s house in Lennon and I had to cross the bridge over I-69 on M-13 and it was blocked. Never occurred to me that George had been in that fatal accident,” Anderson said.

Ramos was a first division Marine from 1952 to 1957. He fought in the Korean War. He later met Domby and Anderson in the Marine Corps League.

“George got the honor of serving his entire life from the start of it to the end of it,” Anderson said.

He leaves behind his wife, six children and several grand and great-grandchildren.

Domby said they were his world.

“He bragged them up constantly. His grandkids came first in his life. He wouldn’t tell you that, but off to the side at coffee you could tell he was very proud of all of them,” Domby said.

He worked in advertising and was well known in the community, especially for his charity work. His friends said he leaves a lasting impression.

“George was a tough guy and if there was anything he would’ve hated it would’ve been having anyone feel sorry for him. He was independent, but also as Bill said, he had a soft spot too,” Anderson said.

The man who crashed into Ramos’ car is still in the hospital.

So far, neither he nor the woman involved have been charged with a crime.

That has left this community with a hole in it.

“Why did it happen to George? Why did it happen? It must’ve been God’s will that’s all I can say because it was a strange way to lose your life,” Anderson said.

Ramos’ visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Nelson House Funeral Homes in Owosso. A memorial mass will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church.

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