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Driver who hit, killed cyclist with Spokane ties pleads guilty

Eunjey Cho was bicycling across the country for Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest

Associated Press
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A woman who hit and killed a man from a Spokane charity on a cross-country bicycling trip in western Colorado has reached a plea deal with prosecutors. Toni Rosales, of Palisade, Colorado, pleaded guilty to a charge of vehicular homicide Thursday. In exchange, prosecutors dropped other charges. Rosales, 30, was on her way to a court hearing in a previous DUI case when she fell asleep and struck 25-year-old Eunjey Cho, of Princeton, New Jersey, a volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest in Spokane. Rosales could face between 2 and 24 years in prison when she’s sentenced July 25, the Daily Sentinel reported. The judge will consider whether mitigating circumstances exist. Rosales has not come to terms with childhood sexual abuse, her lawyer said, and often goes a week without sleeping.
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