Central Ohio Woman Sentenced to 4 1/2 Years For Hit-and-Run Fatality

Feb 24, 2014

A Delaware County woman has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for a hit-and-run crash last year that killed a teacher who was riding a bicycle.

Mary Kathryn Paul had faced a maximum of six years after pleading guilty to an involuntary manslaughter charge in a crash that killed 64-year-old Bob Lennon, a popular teacher and running coach at St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus. She was sentenced Monday. The 36-year-old Paul also pleaded guilty last year to failing to stop after an accident. Lennon was bicycling in Delaware County in September when he was struck by a passing driver and left behind. Paul, who is diabetic and suffers from poor eyesight, said she wasn't wearing her glasses and didn't know what she hit.