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Michigan man pleads guilty to hit-and-run that injured Edina student

The 26-year-old went around a school bus as the teen boarded.
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The man charged with a hit-and-run that injured an Edina student as she boarded a school bus has pleaded guilty.

Carlton Troutman, 26, of Flint, Michigan, fled the scene after went into a bike lane to overtake the stopped school bus, striking 17-year-old Kyla Avant.

Avant's injuries were fortunately not life threatening, though they have taken an emotional toll after she was struck and rolled onto the hood of Troutman's car before falling to the ground in the incident on Jan 23.

A warrant was issued for Troutman's arrest on Mar. 11 after he fled the state, and was arrested in Michigan two days later, before being brought to Minnesota to face the charges.

On Monday he pleaded guilty to second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, and will be sentenced on Aug. 7.

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