Richard Nickerson in court for lying about truck crash - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Second firefighter in ladder truck crash case is arraigned

Richard Nickerson in court. (Source: WOIO) Richard Nickerson in court. (Source: WOIO)

The second firefighters accused of lying about a crash with their ladder truck was arraigned in court Friday morning.

Richard Nickerson pled not guilty in city court after being charged with misdemeanor falsification.

Ron Vargo pled not guilty on Thursday.

Both men are out on bond.

Prosecutors say they lied about a crash with a fire truck in June.

The incident involved the ladder truck from Station 36 near East 131st Street and Union Avenue. The accident left the truck out of service, knocked down a heavy light pole, and caused the city about $20,000 damage.

Security video did not support Nickerson's version of events. He blamed the accident on a car swerving into the path of the truck.

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