Ohio man acquitted in crash that killed 2 cyclists, hurt 3

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio man has been acquitted of charges stemming from a September crash that left two bicyclists dead and three others injured.

A defense attorney says the Garfield Heights jury reached its verdict around 5 p.m. Thursday in the trial of Timothy Wolf.

Wolf had been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide and a count of willful or wanton disregard of public safety in the Sept. 17 crash.

A group of bicyclists were hit by a pickup truck driven by Wolf in Brecksville, about 13 miles south of Cleveland.

Thirty-three-year-old Matthew Billings of North Canton died at the scene. Fifty-two-year-old Jim Lambert of Cuyahoga Falls died from his injuries more than a week later.

The defense had said the crash was a “freak accident.”

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