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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A judge has agreed to dismiss a negligent homicide charge against a Taylorsville man 18 months after the man pleaded guilty in the death of a school crossing guard he struck during a snowstorm in December 2008.
Third District Court Judge Royal Hansen sentenced 52-year-old Paul Riddle to community service after his plea Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge in the death of 77-year-old Jim Smith.
Charges of failure to yield to a pedestrian in a school zone and speeding in a school zone were dropped.
Smith died about two weeks after he was struck Dec. 16, 2008, in a crosswalk outside Bennion Junior High School.
Police say Smith's family initially didn't want to pursue charges, and that icy conditions made it difficult to determine the truck's speed.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune
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