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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Charges Filed in Fatal Crash

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The investigation of the fatal crash on SR 303 has been completed and the driver has been charged. According to Police Chief Perry Tabak, “The investigation of any fatal accident is tragic and taken seriously, and this particular accident is even more tragic due to the age of the victim. This accident has changed the lives of many people in an instant, we owe it to everyone involved to make sure that the investigation is done correctly and accurately. At times this does not meet the deadlines of others or the media, but it is more important that we do it thoroughly and completely.”

On November 7, 2020 shortly after 3:30 p.m., Hudson police officers responded to W. Streetsboro Street between Library Street and First Street to investigate a motor vehicle crash.

The crash involved one motor vehicle and one individual operating a bicycle. The investigation revealed that the bicyclist, seven-year-old Vincent Baran of Hudson, was riding his bicycle westbound on the sidewalk along the south side of W. Streetsboro Street when he was struck by a vehicle.

The operator of the vehicle was 60-year-old Denise Ahlstrom of Mentor. At the time of the crash Ms. Ahlstrom was attempting to turn east on to W. Streetsboro Street from the private parking lot at 60 W. Streetsboro Street. The injuries to Vincent Baran were fatal. At the time of the crash there were no apparent injuries to Ms. Ahlstrom.

As a result of the investigation, Ms. Ahlstrom was determined to be at fault and was charged with Vehicular Manslaughter, a misdemeanor of the 2nd degree, and Failure to Yield the Right of Way to a Pedestrian on a Sidewalk, a minor misdemeanor offense.


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