NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a New Jersey motorist who struck and killed a 21-year-old Rutgers University student from California as she tried to cross a busy highway on her bicycle has pleaded guilty to death by auto.
Roger Hode of South River faces up to four years in prison when he's sentenced April 29.
Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan says the 42-year-old Hode admitted he was driving recklessly when he struck and killed 21-year-old Chelsea Traynor, 21, of Concord, Calif. In December 2010.
Authorities say Traynor had been riding the bike along George Street in New Brunswick and was trying to ride across Route 18 when she was struck. An autopsy determined that she suffered blunt force injuries.
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