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Man Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal Avon Accident

Construction worker killed Sept. 12.

Anthony J. Rose Jr., who was charged last week with vehicular manslaughter in the death of a construction worker in Avon, has pleaded not guilty.

Rose’s attorney filed not guilty please for the manslaughter charge as well as a minor misdemeanor charge to failure to maintain a clear distance.

In a newly released report from the police said Rose was traveling westbound on I-90 in the right lane shortly after 9 a.m. Sept. 12 when his 2006 Jeep Liberty struck the back of a 2008 Honda Odyssey driven by Nathan Reese of Avon. The cars were approaching the Lear-Nagel overpass.

Police contend that Rose, 50, then moved into the left lane, back to the right lane before driving into a closed construction lane, eventually striking construction worker Peter Magklis, 63, a construction worker from Campbell, OH.

Rose, initially listed as a Brecksville resident, is listed as living in Broadview Heights, according to court documents.

Rose was charged on Sept. 27 with vehicular manslaughter a second-degree misdemeanor.

He is scheduled to appear in in Avon Lake Municipal Court at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 23. 

The accident closed down I-90 westbound for five hours. The investigation is continuing.

Brandy Schwartz-Walls November 20, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Vehicular manslaughter is only a second degree misdemeanor?

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