17-year-old girl charged in hit-skip crash that killed 81-year-old Maxine Lobins at Kamm's Corners
Mike Waterhouse, newsnet5.com
1:42 PM, Apr 19, 2013
1:45 PM, Apr 19, 2013
CLEVELAND - A 17-year-old girl has been charged in connection with an 81-year-old nun who was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash at Kamm's Corners in Cleveland earlier this year.
The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office said the teen girl has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, failure to stop after an accident, vehicular homicide, falsification and certain acts prohibited. The teen was 16 years old at the time of the Jan. 9 incident.
According to prosecutors, the girl was driving a black SUV when she struck 81-year-old Maxine Lobins, who was using a walker while crossing the street at the intersection of Lorain Avenue and Rocky River Drive.
The teen driver took off after the crash. Lobins was taken to the hospital, where she later died.
Police announced in February they had identified the driver of the car, but charges were not filed until Friday.
Lobins has suffered two broken legs, broken pelvis, internal bleeding and other injuries, a family member told NewsChannel5.
Lobins spent more than 20 years as an art teach with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. When she retired, she became a nun and spent time caring for others.
Prosecutors have not yet said when the teen will appear in juvenile court. Her name is not being released because she is under the age of 18.