Tragic: 80-year-old woman pleads not guilty to deadly store crash

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LAKE COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - An elderly woman pleads not guilty to a deadly crash.

Lucille Bittner's attorney entered the plea.  The 80-year-old was not present in court.

On July 16, Bittner hit the reverse in her car and backed into Giant Eagle on North Ridge Road in Madisonville Township, hitting 67-year old Richard Swackhamer.

Swackhamer remained in Metro in intensive care several weeks before dying on July 29.

Bittner also hit another pedestrian in the parking lot. That person was not seriously hurt.

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