Driver who hit, killed woman by Southern Park Mall gets maximum sentence

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The Florida man who pleaded guilty to hitting a woman near the Southern Park Mall and killing her was sentenced on Monday. Matthew Wilson, 24, received the maximum sentence of six months in jail, with a five-year driver’s license suspension.

Police said Wilson was driving his pick-up truck when he slammed into 65-year-old Judy Dailey as she was walking near JCPenney in November. She later died at the hospital.

Last month, Wilson’s family said he suffered from seizures and had one before the crash.

Dailey’s family questioned why he wasn’t taking his seizure medication at the time of the crash, saying he was “playing Russian Roulette with all of society.”

Dailey’s daughter Kim Harvey told the court her mother was her rock. She added that now that she’s gone, it’s a life sentence for the entire family.

“I am praying that this gentleman finds some resolve from this and reflects and learns,” Harvey said.

Wilson expressed his sympathy.

“Like her, every single day I wish that it never happened and she could return to her family,” he said.

Charles Dailey says the family is hoping to get some sort of legislation passed in Ohio that requires all cases of epilepsy and seizures to be reported to the BMV, for restrictions on driving.