Kayla Wilson to be arraigned on new charges

WCPOPublished: January 9, 2018
Published: January 9, 2018

Charges against the driver accused in the hit-and-run death of an Elder High School teacher have been upgraded to aggravated vehicular homicide, prosecutor Joe Deters announced Friday. Deters’ office said Kayla Wilson, 23, faces the possibility of 17 years in prison if convicted of all charges for killing Mark Klusman. Deters spoke to WCPO after a grand jury handed down more severe charges Friday. "She was warned by a judge not shortly before this happened that she was not to drive under any circumstances, period, and she chose to drive, and she chose to drive high," Deters said. Elder Principal Kurt Ruffing told WCPO Friday that Klusman was "a very forgiving man." "Mark made it known that he was very concerned and felt sorry for the young lady who hit him," Ruffing said.  Police said Wilson had been using marijuana and was speeding when she hit Klusman on Warsaw Avenue in East Price Hill on Dec. 9. Her license was under suspension, according to her indictment.

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