MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - An associate professor at the University of Montana has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge filed after her car veered onto a sidewalk and struck and killed an 18-year-old Missoula man.
Yoon Hee Cho pleaded guilty Thursday in Municipal Court to careless driving resulting in death.
Cho was charged in the death of Chance Geery, who was struck on April 1 as he was walking and holding hands with his girlfriend.
Last week, Missoula County prosecutors said they would not pursue felony charges. The investigation found Cho was not speeding, texting or driving under the influence and she has said she was momentarily distracted.
Cho was sentenced Thursday to 30 days of house arrest and ordered to pay $5,000 into the Chance Geery Memorial Fund in lieu of a fine.
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