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Elyria man pleads guilty in fatal crash

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    Delmar Board



ELYRIA — An Elyria driver charged with hitting and killing a woman who was crossing Lorain Boulevard at North Ridge Road in December has pleaded guilty to two charges.

Delmar Board, 42, pleaded guilty to failure to stop after an accident, a third-degree felony, and driving under suspension, a first-degree misdemeanor, in Lorain County Common Pleas Court on Monday, according to Judge Mark Betleski’s office.

He is scheduled to be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 7.

The Ohio Highway Patrol said Board was driving a white 1995 Chevrolet Suburban on Dec. 2 when he hit and killed 49-year-old Roslyn Arroyo as she crossed Lorain Boulevard about 9:20 p.m. Arroyo later died at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center.

Board fled the crash without stopping. Police found the Suburban abandoned on 28th Street in Lorain two days later. Board was not the registered owner of the SUV, which was reported stolen after the crash occurred, authorities said.

A Lorain County grand jury indicted Board on the charges in March, but did not return an indictment for vehicular homicide.

Board has multiple prior arrests for driving on a suspended license, according to Elyria and Lorain municipal court records.

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