LAKEWOOD, Ohio — A 54-year-old Parma man was charged Friday for allegedly driving a truck that struck and killed a woman who was crossing a busy Lakewood intersection on the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 22.
The man was charged with vehicular manslaughter—a second-degree misdemeanor—full time and attention, and clear view to front—both minor misdemeanors—according to a news release from Lakewood police. Vehicular manslaughter is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $750 fine.
The man was released on citation and is due to appear in Lakewood Municipal Court on Dec. 14.
The Lakewood Police Department received a call for a traffic accident at the intersection of West 117th Street of Clifton Boulevard at around 4:05 p.m. on Nov. 22
They pronounced the pedestrian, later identified by the medical examiner as Karen Mack, 57, a resident of Clifton Boulevard of Cleveland, dead on the scene.
The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene of the accident.