NEW PHILADELPHIA — A 36-year-old Canton woman pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of vehicular manslaughter filed in connection with the death of a motorcyclist.
Deanna A. Bruder also pleaded not guilty in New Philadelphia Municipal Court to failing to yield the right of way at a stop sign.
She allegedly caused the death of motorcycle driver Denver E. Law II, 58, of New Philadelphia on July 10.
Magistrate Christine Weimer appointed attorney David Blackwell to represent Bruder.
The maximum penalty for vehicular manslaughter is 90 days in jail and a $750 fine. The maximum penalty for the stop sign violation is $150 and two points on her driving record.
According to the crash report from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Bruder was northbound on New Cumberland Road when she failed to obey the stop sign at state Route 212. As she tried to cross the intersection, her car was hit by Law's motorcycle, which was westbound on state Route 212 just south of New Cumberland in Warren Township.
Law was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife and passenger Willow M. Law was seriously injured. Bruder and her three passengers, ages 1, 12 and 13, did not require hospitalization.
This article originally appeared on The Times-Reporter: Deanna A. Bruder pleads not guilty to causing death of Denver Law II