Woman accused of fatally striking cyclist in Avon Lake pleads not guilty

Woman accused of fatally striking cyclist in Avon Lake pleads not guilty
Sharan A. Carr

AVON LAKE, Ohio (WOIO) -The driver accused of hitting and killing a 66-year-old cyclist was arraigned in Lorain County Municipal Court on Thursday.

Sharan Carr, 64, is accused of hitting and killing Richard “Randy” Knilans, 66, in Avon Lake back on June 6.

She pleaded not guilty to the charges against her.

Police said Knilans was cycling on Lake Road just west of Miller Road on Thursday, June 6, when he was hit by a car that fled the scene around 9:45 p.m.

Responding officers found him on the sidewalk.

Carr was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, not stopping after an accident and operating a vehicle under the influence.

She appeared in Avon Lake Municipal Court last month and her bond was set at $100,000.

Carr will remain out on bond.

Her pre-trial hearing is scheduled for August 12.

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