Motorist who killed Sylvania teen seeks driving privileges

Cynthia Anderson

A Toledo driver who failed to stop for a stopped school bus, striking and killing a Sylvania teenager, has asked for her the reinstatement of driving privileges.

Cynthia Anderson, 67, was sentenced on Oct. 1 to three years of community control and suspended driving privileges for ten years. She had pleaded no contest to one count of aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of Sylvania Northview freshman, Morgan Duris, 15. In exchange for her no contest plea, the prosecution agreed to forego jail time for Anderson.

On Jan. 21, 2010, Anderson was westbound on Erie St. in Sylvania, on her way to work, when Duris attempted to cross the street to board a school bus. Anderson's vehicle hit Duris, killing her. It was later determined that Anderson was traveling at least 50 miles per hour in the 35 mile per hour zone. Complete crash report (Sylvania Police Department)

Anderson is now seeking resinstatement of her driver's license citing the need to drive for her work as a full-time caregiver.

A hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Besides the three years of probation and suspension of driving privileges, Anderson will have to perform 200 hours of community service.

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