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Family of student killed in hit-and-run criticize sentence

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The family of an Iowa State University student killed by a bus in a hit-and-run crash is calling the 30-day jail sentence for the bus driver an injustice.

Benjamin Clague, 24, was sentenced Friday and fined $100 after pleading guilty earlier in the week to failure to report an accident -- a simple misdemeanor.

Prosecutors had said they couldn't prove Clague immediately knew he had hit 18-year-old Emmalee Jacobs in December.

Jacobs parents and siblings on Friday faulted Clague for not coming forward sooner once he realized he was involved.

Police arrested Clague more than a month after Jacobs was found in a street bordering campus.

Police later discovered a Cy-Ride bus video that showed the bus Clague was driving was involved.

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