Charges reduced for woman accused of hitting & killing local pastor
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Charges have been reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor in the case against the local woman accused of hitting and killing a young Baker County pastor.
Holly King now faces misdemeanor charges for driving without a license the night the pastor was killed.
Thursday, Judge James Daniel granted the motion to throw out her previous felony charge for driving with a suspended license, in connection with the fatal crash that killed 32-year-old Todd Annis in September 2011.
The 23 year old is now facing up to one year in jail.
Her defense attorney says he's pleased that the state decision to file the motion.
"Her driving didn't cause this accident. We had an accident reconstruction expert look at it. Unfortunately for the family it's a loss of life and that's a terrible thing," says Curtis Fallgatter.
Action News has learned that King had 7 other traffic offenses in Duval County before the death of Annis. Those include speeding and careless driving.
Action News is working to get in touch with the family of the victim. We'll bring that to you in our evening newscasts beginning at 5 p.m. on CBS 47.
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