AKRON -- Police have charged Cherica V. Jones, 20, of Akron, with vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter and malfunctioning traffic light in the death of Collins Green, 57, of Akron.
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Police say Jones is scheduled to appear in Akron Municipal Court at 12:30 p.m. Friday.
The accident occurred at 3:21 a.m. April 19 at the intersection of West Cedar Street and Wabash Avenue.
Police say Jones was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer, traveling east bound on West Cedar Street, when she drove through a malfunctioning traffic light at Wabash Avenue and collided with an AMR ambulance in the intersection.
The traffic light was not working due to a power outage.
Green was a backseat passenger in Jones's vehicle behind the driver and he was not wearing a seatbelt. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 3:37 a.m.
The ambulance, which did not have its lights and sirens on, ran into the SUV striking the driver's side.
The ambulance was taking a 56-year-old Macedonia man to Akron General at the time. No one in the ambulance was hurt.