Pa. bus driver gets 1-2 years in fatal crash

PHILADELPHIA - August 25, 2011

Police say 39-year-old Frederick Poust III hadn't slept for 24 hours when he rolled through 10 stops signs and plowed into a car near school, killing the car's passenger.

The Schwenksville man, while using a cellphone, also caused a 1999 crash that killed a toddler and fueled debate on driving with cellphones.

Poust apologized Thursday as he was sentenced for vehicular homicide in last year's death of 27-year-old Richard Taylor of Gilbertsville.

Defense lawyer Brian McMonagle says the oncoming car had no lights on and was hard to see on the gray winter morning.

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