Friday, November 21, 2003

Bus driver charged in death of pedestrian



The Associated Press

A Metro bus driver has been charged in the death of a pedestrian following an Oct. 2 incident downtown.

Cincinnati police Wednesday charged Carmencita Richardson, 48, of Over-the-Rhine, with vehicular manslaughter for the death of Joyce Jones, 62, of Delhi Township.

According to police, Richardson was driving a bus west on West Sixth Street downtown when she failed to yield and struck Jones, who was legally crossing in the crosswalk.

Jones, who was critically injured, died the following day, police said.




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