Bus driver gets six months for traffic death of Skagway Mayor

    Skagway, Alaska (KINY) - Gerard James could have faced up to four years in prison for the deaths of Monica Carlson and her mother.

    The Washington Post reported the judge suspended three and a half years of the sentence.

    James pled guilty in September to two counts of negligent homicide.

    Carlson, 61, and her mother Cora Adams, 85, of Washington were struck and killed by the tour bus on December 19, 2018.

    Carlson was walking in a crosswalk when she and her mother were struck.

    Defense Attorney Todd Baldwin told the court that lighting was bad and his client did not see the red arrow.




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