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Teen guilty in hit and run that killed great-grandmother

Maxine Lobins (Source: Family) Maxine Lobins (Source: Family)
Teen Driver Teen Driver

A Fairview Park teenager is found guilty of vehicular homicide in a hit and run accident that killed a great grandmother.

Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Judge Michael Ryan read his verdict Tuesday afternoon. The teen's bench trial started last month. 

However, Judge Ryan is not convinced the teen knowingly left the scene.  Sentencing will be in a couple of weeks, but the teen cannot drive in the meantime.

The 17-year-old girl struck Maxine Lobins, 81, near Kamm's Corner on January 9, 2013. Lobins was using a walker and was crossing southbound to northbound in a marked crosswalk.

After hitting the great-grandmother, the driver did not stop and continued eastbound on Lorain. Lobins was taken to Fairview Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

The Fairview Park teen was not arrested until weeks later.

The victim's family has since filed a lawsuit, saying the teenage girl should have never been allowed to be on the road. The lawsuit says the teen's parents should have known she was "incompetent to drive and a hazard to the public at large."

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