CLEVELAND (AP) — A bus driver fired by an Ohio transit authority has been indicted on an aggravated vehicular homicide charge for killing a pedestrian in a crosswalk in downtown Cleveland.
Thirty-five-year-old Antoinette Peterkin, of the Cleveland suburb of Highland Heights, also faces a vehicular homicide charge in an indictment handed up Tuesday.
Authorities say Peterkin slowed her bus but failed to make a complete stop near Cleveland’s Public Square and struck 69-year-old Joan Kuendig in a crosswalk Dec. 7. Keundig died at a hospital several weeks later.
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority fired Peterkin on Jan. 23.
Court records don’t indicate if Peterkin has an attorney. An arraignment in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH‘-guh) County Common Pleas Court has been scheduled for May 10.