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Truck driver in crash that killed student pleads guilty to misdemeanor charge

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Troy Devitt pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in court on Thursday. Troy Devitt pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in court on Thursday.
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The truck driver accused of hitting and killing a 17-year-old pedestrian in downtown Nashville will not be facing any jail time.

Troy Devitt pleaded guilty in court on Thursday to failure to yield right-of-way and waived a trial by jury.

According to the law, the charge is a Class A misdemeanor, which is "punishable by a fine of $500 if the accident results in the death of another."

Devitt was given a $500 fine and will be allowed to keep his license.

Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School student Elena Zamora was killed in the December crash. Police say she was walking east to west on Church Street in a crosswalk when she was struck by a tractor-trailer that was turning right from Church Street onto Rosa L. Parks Boulevard.

Devitt told police he didn't see Zamora in the crosswalk.

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