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Posted at 9:43 AM ET, 03/30/2010

Driver fined $500 in jogger death

By Washington Post editors

A driver who fatally struck a jogger running in the road near Emmitsburg has been fined $500 under a plea agreement.

Twenty-nine-year-old Joshua Cool pleaded guilty Monday in Frederick to failing to exercise care to avoid a pedestrian. In return for his guilty plea, prosecutors dropped charges of negligent driving and other offenses.

Cool was charged in the death last April of 22-year-old Elizabeth DiNunzio, of Zelienople Pa. She was a Spanish major at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg.

Defense attorney Kate English says her client was devastated by the accident.

Cool’s parents were fined $200 each earlier this month for letting their son drive the uninsured pickup truck that hit DiNunzio.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | March 30, 2010; 9:43 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
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