Attorneys await autopsy results in crash caseA pretrial conference for a Dickinson woman who is accused of striking a pedestrian with her vehicle in January was put on hold Monday since attorneys are awaiting results of the victim’s autopsy.
A pretrial conference for a Dickinson woman who is accused of striking a pedestrian with her vehicle in January was put on hold Monday since attorneys are awaiting results of the victim’s autopsy.
Kayln Dawn Meduna was charged with aggravated reckless driving, possession of marijuana and driving under the influence of marijuana after the incident.
However, Norbert Rodakowski, 62, who was allegedly hit by her vehicle while walking down 21st Street West, passed away June 7.
His death may lead the Stark County State’s Attorney’s Office to change the charges.
“It might change nothing, but it might change something,” Assistant State’s Attorney Jim Hope said.
“We don’t know what the cause of death was,” Kelly Armstrong, Meduna’s attorney said after the hearing.
Hope did not elaborate on what Meduna may be charged with. Charges may be dropped and new ones filed, he added.
“Obviously the next charge would be a felony charge,” Armstrong said at the hearing.
Judge H. Patrick Weir agreed to postpone Meduna’s pretrial conference. He also agreed to reduce her drug testing to once a week, instead of twice a week which was a condition of her bond.
Armstrong said Meduna has passed all drug tests.
Rodakowski suffered two broken legs, a broken arm, face lacerations and back injuries, Noel Rodakowski, his brother, said earlier this month.
Norbert Rodakowski had been hospitalized from the time of the accident until his death, according to his family.