RTA Driver Who Hit Pedestrian on Public Square Pleads Guilty

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Like ships in the night, the No. 26 eastbound and the No. 22 westbound pass on Superior. - SAM ALLARD / SCENE
  • Sam Allard / Scene
  • Like ships in the night, the No. 26 eastbound and the No. 22 westbound pass on Superior.
Former RTA driver Antoinette Peterkin pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, a first degree misdemeanor, in court last week.

Peterkin had been charged with both aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular homicide in April. She was behind the wheel of an RTA bus when she struck 69-year-old Joan Kuendig, who was crossing Rockwell Avenue on the northeast corner of Public Square on the morning of Dec. 7, 2016.

Peterkin was fired by RTA shortly after that incident. An RTA incident review committee found that Peterkin had slowed, but not come to a complete stop, before she turned onto Rockwell from East Roadway.

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge John Russo will sentence Peterkin on Nov. 13.


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