A Philadelphia-area man once at the center of a debate on cellphones and driving will spend one to two years in jail for his second fatal crash, this time as he drove a loaded school bus.


 A Philadelphia-area man once at the center of a debate on cellphones and driving will spend one to two years in jail for his second fatal crash, this time as he drove a loaded school bus.

Police say 39-year-old Frederick Poust III hadn't slept for 24 hours when he rolled through 10 stops signs and plowed into a car near school, killing the car's passenger.

The Schwenksville man, while using a cellphone, also caused a 1999 crash that killed a toddler and fueled debate on driving with cellphones.

Poust apologized Thursday as he was sentenced for vehicular homicide in last year's death of 27-year-old Richard Taylor of Gilbertsville.

Defense lawyer Brian McMonagle says the oncoming car had no lights on and was hard to see on the gray winter morning.


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