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Man charged with vehicular manslaughter for Lakewood crash in June that left woman dead

Posted: 11:59 AM, Aug 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-28 17:08:55Z

A 25-year-old man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with a Lakewood crash on June 28 that left a 43-year-old woman dead.

The crash at the intersection of Marlowe and Franklin resulted in the death of Lakewood resident Nora E. Swift-Kakusa, according to a news release from Lakewood police.

The crash was investigated by Lakewood police with the assistance of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and the facts were presented to the Lakewood prosecutor’s office.

Zane T. Havlin, of Lakewood, was charged with vehicular manslaughter and operations at a stop sign. His initial appearance in court is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 9 a.m.

The report states that the vehicle driven by Havlin failed to yield to the vehicle driven by Swift-Kakusa at a stop sign. Havlin's vehicle struck Swift-Kakusa's, causing it to strike the curb. The rear of the vehicle then raised up, and the car spun around while vertical, striking a utility pole. It then overturned onto its roof before coming to a rest. Swift-Kakusa was ejected from the vehicle.