ROCKFORD, Michigan — A western Michigan school bus driver will pay a $575 penalty in connection to a crash that killed an 86-year-old motorist.
WOOD-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Z9A3lF ) 62-year-old Lee Ann Antuma was sentenced Thursday after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor count of a moving violation causing death. The former Rockford Public Schools bus driver was also ordered to perform community service.
Authorities say Antuma was driving a school bus in Cannon Township in February when she tried to turn left. She hit a car driven by Ione Potter of Cannonsburg. Potter died at a hospital.
Potter's family acknowledged that it was an accident and asked that Antuma not serve jail time.
Antuma's license is suspended through September 2015. She has a court case pending to try to get her license back.
Information from: WOOD-TV, http://www.woodtv.com
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