Driver in Richards' death receives sentence Friday

The teen employee of Fuller’s Car Wash who drove the Jeep the killed 14-year-old Sean Richards last summer appeared in the 18th Judicial Circuit Court Friday on three traffic offenses.

The 17-year-old boy, who was 16 at the time of he incident, was sentenced to two years of court supervision and a $1,000 fine for failure to yield to a pedestrian on a sidewalk and for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, according to court documents. He was ordered to perform 300 hours of community service in Hinsdale and complete a driver improvement school. He also must pay $226 in court fees.

The teen plead guilty to both counts. A charge of failure to exercise due care to avoid colliding with a pedestrian or person on a bike was dismissed as part of his plea deal. Sean’s parents read an impact statement at the hearing.