1-2 years for Pa. school bus driver in fatal crash

August 25, 2011 - 5:50 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia man once at the center of a national debate on cellphones and driving will spend one to two years behind bars for his second fatal crash, which occurred as he drove a loaded school bus.

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

Poust was using a cellphone in 1999 when he caused a crash that killed a toddler and fueled debate on driving with cellphones.

He apologized Thursday as he was sentenced for vehicular homicide in last year's death of a man from Gilbertsville.

His lawyer says the oncoming car had no lights on and was difficult to see on the gray winter morning.