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Driver charged with pedstrian's death on Saunders

Posted May 6, 2008 6:45 p.m. EDT
Updated May 8, 2008 2:30 p.m. EDT

— The driver who caused a chain-reaction accident that killed a pedestrian has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.


The victim, described only as a man in his early 60s, was transported to a nearby hospital shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday with life-threatening injuries. His name was not released pending notification of his next of kin.

Investigators said two vehicles were involved in the crash at the 1700 block of South Saunders Street. A Toyota had stopped to let the man cross a parking-area driveway when a Kia driven by Janechka Richards Nunn failed to slow, hitting the Toyota from behind, pushing it through a turn and into the pedestrian, police said.

Nunn's charges were upgraded Thursday after the pedstrian died of his injuries.