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Woman gets probation for striking 2 with car, killing them

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PARMA, Ohio (AP) - A 74-year-old Ohio woman has received probation for accidentally striking two people with her car at an outdoor concert last summer, killing them.

Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2ohGbpg) Donna Chidsey apologized Wednesday in Parma Municipal Court. She was fined $1,000 and her driver's license was suspended for five years. Chidsey pleaded no contest to one count of vehicular homicide last month.

Police say Chidsey accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake while backing out of a parking spot at the concert last August in Parma Heights and plowed into a crowded makeshift dance floor. Parma Heights is 12 miles (19 kilometers) south of downtown Cleveland.

The accident resulted in the deaths of 68-year-old Nancy Gielas and 61-year-old Kathleen McDonald. Seven people were hurt, including Chidsey.

Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com

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