A jitney bus driver who crashed into a light pole that struck and killed an infant in New Jersey is not guilty of vehicular homicide.
A judge on Thursday said prosecutors failed to prove their case against 52-year-old Idowu Daramola of Jamaica, Queens.
Authorities said Daramola was speeding and using his cellphone when he veered off a street in West New York in 2013, triggering a chain reaction accident. The bus struck a light pole, which fell onto a stroller, killing 8-month old Angelie Paredes.
Daramole broke down as the child's mother testified on Wednesday.
Daramola's lawyer argued there was no evidence his client was using a cellphone or acting recklessly.
The incident led to tougher jitney regulations named for Angelie.