The San Diego County District Attorney’s office has issued an arrest warrant for the driver who hit and killed a teacher while she was out jogging with her daughter.
Nicole Lynch, 51, died on Dec. 28 when Joseph Knight, 52, swerved his SUV into her on Carlsbad Boulevard. According to Carlsbad police, Knight said he was distracted by his 3-year-old daughter in the back seat.
Nicole’s husband Pat told NBC 7 he and his family were angry no arrest had been made for months in this case.
But on Monday, the DA’s office announced it filed charges of driving on a suspended license and misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter against Knight. He faces one and a half years in jail if convicted.
Pat does not believe the charges are not strict enough.
“The facts of having my wife struck at 35 MPH on a sidewalk, impaled on the front of the vehicle, driven @ 300 feet,” he said in a statement sent to NBC 7, “then when the driver saw my wife on his hood, he continued to drive until she fell under his truck, having him drive over her with his front and rear wheels killing her at the site, resulting in a slap on the wrist, is unconscionable.”
Knight did not answer NBC 7’s calls for comment.