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Driver indicted in bus accident that killed infant

3-22-14

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A jitney bus driver who allegedly was using his cellphone when he crashed into a light pole that struck and killed an infant in northern New Jersey last year has been indicted on a vehicular homicide charge.

Idowu Daramola of Jamaica, N.Y., could face 10 years in prison if he’s convicted. The indictment was handed up earlier this month by a Hudson County grand jury but was not made public until this week.

Authorities have said the 49-year-old Daramola was speeding and using his cell phone when he veered off a street in West New York last July. The bus struck a light pole which fell onto a stroller, killing 8-month old Angelie Paredes.

Daramola remains free on $100,000 bail. He could not be reached for comment on Saturday.