Colorado woman pleads guilty in death of Princeton cyclist

A Colorado woman has pled guilty to vehicular homicide charges in the September 2013 death of Eunjey Cho of Princeton, N.J. 

Toni Rosales of Palisade, Co. was on her way to a court hearing in a DUI case when she fell asleep and struck 25-year-old Cho, who was riding his bike.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel  reports that Rosales could face between 2 and 24 years in prison when she’s sentenced July 25. The judge will consider whether mitigating circumstances exist.

Rosales’ lawyer says she has not come to terms with childhood sexual abuse and often goes a week without sleeping.

Cho was a member of Jesuit Volunteers Corp. which released the following details of the accident in September. 

He (Eunjey Cho) and fellow FJV John McGuin (Spokane ’12-13) were cycling across the country, having left Spokane at the end of their service year, and were traveling to Eunjey’s hometown in New Jersey when Eunjey was struck by a car on their route through Colorado.

JVs and staff remember Eunjey as an individual full of life – beloved by all who knew him. While serving as a JV in Spokane, he quickly became known for his generosity, his gentleness, and his keen sense of humor. As part of their trek across the country, Eunjey and John raised money to support JVC Northwest.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report

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