No charges will be filed against a Delaware woman who struck and killed a man while he was lying in the roadway at 4:30 a.m. May 23.
Delaware police reported Thursday that the investigation into the death of Brandon J. Page, 36, of Delaware, had concluded.
According to police, the case was presented to the Delaware municipal prosecutor’s office for review and on Thursday the prosecutor’s office sent a memo to police, stating they would be recommending no charges in the case.
According to police, on May 23 at about 4:30 a.m., Amorelle Miller, 53, of Delaware, was driving her 2014 Kia Sorento east on West Central Avenue in the area of Elizabeth Street and was on her way to work when her vehicle bounced as if it had run over something, she told police.
Miller turned the car around and went back to the area where she saw Page lying in the roadway and called police.
According to the police, Page was wearing a dark jacket and lying face down in the road with a large laceration across the scalp. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police report.
The Delaware County Coroner’s Office reports that blunt-force trauma was the case of death.
Delaware County Coroner Mark Hickman said in May that the trauma was consistent with being hit by a vehicle.
The coroner’s report also states that Page was suffering from Hepatic cirrhosis of the liver and had a blood-alcohol level of .22, more than twice Ohio’s legal limit of .08. The police report notes that one of the doctors performing the autopsy stated that, based on the liver’s condition, Page was a heavy consumer of alcohol.
Miller was not injured in the incident, police said.
Police report that Miller was traveling at about 35 mph and cellphone records indicate it was not in use at the time the accident occurred.
Page’s family members report Page lived with his family.