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Parma man charged with vehicular manslaughter in the November death of a Lakewood pedestrian

Karen Mack was crossing West 117th Street in the crosswalk when she was struck by the truck driven by the Parma man.
Credit: George Payamgis, 3News

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Lakewood Police Department have released new information in relation to the November traffic crash that resulted in the death of 57-year-old Karen Mack. On Friday, officials released the information that charges have been filed against James A. Wolf, a resident of Parma. 

On Nov. 22, Mack was crossing the intersection of West 117th Street and Clifton Boulevard along the crosswalk when she was struck by the truck driven by Wolf. 

According to Captain William Albrecht, the victim resided on Clifton Boulevard. She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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Wolf remained in the area and spoke with officers following the incident. The Parma man is now facing charges of vehicular manslaughter, a second-degree misdemeanor in Ohio, punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $750 fine. Wolf if also accused of failing to comply with full time and attention and clear view to front laws, both of which are minor misdemeanors. 

Capt. Albrecht says that Wolf was released on citation and is due to appear in the Lakewood Municipal Court on December 14 at 9 a.m. 

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