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Retired Teacher Pleads Guilty To Negligent Homicide In Stratford Crash

79-year-old retired Bridgeport school teacher Eleanore Olbrys, after pleading guilty to negligent homicide, received a suspended sentence and two years of probation.
79-year-old retired Bridgeport school teacher Eleanore Olbrys, after pleading guilty to negligent homicide, received a suspended sentence and two years of probation. Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A 79-year-old retired Bridgeport school teacher will avoid prison after pleading guilty to negligent homicide for her role in a Stratford car crash that killed a 41-year-old mother of two, according to the Connecticut Post .

Police believe Eleanore Olbrys, a former teacher at Harding and Bassick high schools, hit the gas instead of the brake on the afternoon of Nov. 16, 2014, propelling her Ford Escape into a pickup truck driven by Greg Anderson on Main Street in Stratford, according to the report. Anderson's wife, Shannon, was killed in the collision.

Prosecutors have said that Olbrys, who was on her way home from church at the time, was not impaired by alcohol or drugs and suffered from no medical condition, the report said. According to the report in the Connecticut Post, her Ford Escape was mechanically sound at the time of the crash.

Superior Court Judge Kevin Doyle could have sentenced Olbrys to six months in prison, but instead suspended her sentence and ordered that she service two years of probation, according to the Connecticut Post.

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