Cohen was hit by a semi delivering groceries to Unger's Kosher Market on South Taylor Road and Cohen died at the scene.

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CLEVELAND HEIGHTS -- Police here have charged Cesar Ubaldo with vehicular homicide in the May 29 death of Rabbi Yehuda Cohen, Ph. D., 83, of Cleveland Heights.

Cohen was hit by a semi delivering groceries to Unger's Kosher Market on South Taylor Road and Cohen died at the scene.

Cohen was leaving Unger's when the accident happened.

The owner of Unger's, Marek Rosenberg, knew Cohen for almost 40 years.

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"I just feel very sorry for the family," .Rosenberg said. "I don't know I'm a little bit shaked up... I don't know what to tell you... This is not a pleasant thing."

Rosenberg says Cohen frequented the shop many mornings on his way to the Congregation Shomre Shaboth Synagogue.

"He stops.. he buys himself the stuff.. he goes," Marek said. "The same thing happened today.. Unfortunately, the accident happened."

Cohen was a prominent member of the community, Rosenberg says. He is listed as a Rabbi on the Hebrew Memorial Chapel's website.

Cohen was also adjunct faculty at the Cuyahoga Community College's eastern campus in Highland Hills from 1994-2010.

Rosenberg says, from his perspective, the incident was purely an accident.

Services were held for Cohen at the Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Funeral Home.

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