City Driver Convicted for Killing Council Aide
posted by January 18 at 13:05 PMon
Ephraim Schwartz, the driver who struck and killed 29-year-old David Della aide Tatsuo Nakata, was convicted today of assault in Nakata’s death, under a city law that says a driver can be guilty of assault if he or she violates a traffic law in a way and it results in a pedestrian’s death.
Schwartz was talking on a cell phone in a cluttered car as he drove his daughter to school just over a year ago. Nakata was walking in the crosswalk at 47th Ave. SW and SW Admiral Way when Schwartz hit him going around 30 miles an hour.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of $5,000 and a year in jail.