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No jail time for former Metro bus driver in Hyde Park death

Jail time suspended at request of victim's family
Posted: 1:31 PM, Jun 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-12 23:35:14Z
Metro driver pleads guilty to Hyde Park death
Metro driver pleads guilty to Hyde Park death
Metro driver pleads guilty to Hyde Park death
Metro driver pleads guilty to Hyde Park death
Metro driver pleads guilty to Hyde Park death

CINCINNATI -- A former Cincinnati Metro bus driver charged with  killing one pedestrian and injuring another  in a crosswalk in January on Hyde Park Square was sentenced Friday.

The driver, 57-year-old Rev. Tyrone Patrick, was issued 180 days of jail time, but this was suspended at the request of the victim’s family.

Patrick was also issued a $1,000 fine, three years probation and his licenses were suspended for a maximum of five years. He also has to pay $4,427 in restitution, serve 500 hours of community service at a rehab center, talk to teens about the dangers of distracted driving and work with the American Red Cross.

Patrick pleaded guilty on June 22 to one count of vehicular homicide. He originally pleaded not guilty  to the count as well as two counts of vehicular manslaughter in March. The two counts of vehicular manslaughter were dropped on June 22.

Patrick made an improper left turn at Edwards Road and Erie Avenue on Jan. 27, killing 73-year-old Stephen Frank and injuring his daughter,  41-year-old Emily Frank.

Metro officials said in a statement that Patrick was terminated from employment June 3 after an internal investigation of the incident.