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Ohio woman pleads guilty in hit-and-run death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A driver has pleaded guilty to an involuntary manslaughter charge in a crash that killed a central Ohio teacher who was riding a bicycle.

Thirty-six-year-old Mary Kathryn Paul also pleaded guilty Monday in a Delaware County court with failing to stop after an accident.

The charges against the Westerville woman stemmed from the death of Bob Lennon, a popular teacher and running coach at St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus.

The 64-year-old Lennon was bicycling in Delaware County in September when he was struck by a passing driver and was left behind.

A special prosecutor handling the case has said reports from the coroner indicate Lennon died instantly.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/JCs6hd ) reports that Paul's severe vision problems may have contributed to the crash.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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