NJ Transit Bus Driver Pleads Not Guilty to Pedestrian Death
A veteran New Jersey Transit bus driver has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide charges filed after she allegedly struck and killed a man in Passaic while driving recklessly last month.
Sixty-five-year-old Catherine Collier of Passaic also pleaded not guilty Tuesday to several motor vehicle citations issued after the Sept. 27 accident in Passaic that killed 49-year-old Joseph Currier. He had just gotten off Collier's bus and was struck in a crosswalk after she allegedly ran a red light.
Collier, who is free on $50,000 bail, faces up to 10 years in state prison if convicted. She has worked for NJ Transit for 25 years, but was removed from her post after her arrest last week.
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