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Arrest Warrant Issued for Driver in Carlsbad Teacher's Death

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    Nicole Lynch (right) was killed on Dec. 28, 2014.

    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.

    Family Angry Over No Arrest Made in Carlsbad Teacher Death

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    The husband of Carlsbad teacher Nicole Lynch is angry no arrest has been made, more than a month after his wife's death. She was hit and killed by an SUV in front of her daughter while jogging. NBC 7's Dave Summer spoke exclusively with Lynch's husband.
    (Published Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015)

    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.