Driver Charged In Fatal Akron Accident With Ambulance

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AKRON, Ohio — The driver of an SUV that struck an ambulance at an Akron intersection in April has been charged with vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter.

According to Akron Police Lt. Rick Edwards, Cherica V. Jones, 20, of Gaylord Drive in Akron, was charged with the crimes for her role in the April 19, 2012 accident.

According to police Jones was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer east bound on West Cedar Street around 3:20 a.m., when she ran through a malfunctioning traffic light at Wabash Avenue.

The SUV slammed into an ambulance in the intersection.

A back seat passenger in her vehicle, Green D. Collins, 57, of Pine Street in Akron, died as a result of the crash.

Police say the traffic light was malfunctioning due to a power outage.

Jones is scheduled to appear in Akron Municipal court on the charges on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.


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