CLEVELAND (AP) — A former Cleveland transit bus driver who struck a 69-year-old woman in a crosswalk and was charged in her death has tearfully apologized to the woman’s family in court.

Forty-six-year-old Antoinette Peterkin begged for the family’s forgiveness Monday at her sentencing.

A judge suspended her jail term and ordered her to serve a year of probation and community service at a hospital.

Peterkin previously pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of vehicular homicide for striking Joan Kuendig, of Shaker Heights, last December.

Kuendig’s children told the judge they didn’t want Peterkin sent to jail.

A Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority review determined Peterkin slowed down but failed to completely stop before turning. She was fired after the collision.