The Uber safety driver involved in a fatal autonomous crash pleaded not guilty after being charged with negligent homicide.

A Maricopa County, Ariz., Grand Jury announced on Tuesday that Rafaela Vasquez was charged on Aug. 27 for her alleged role in the 2018 accident that occurred in Tempe, Ariz., which resulted in the death of a pedestrian.

“Distracted driving is an issue of great importance in our community,” County Attorney Allister Adel said in a statement. “When a driver gets behind the wheel of a car, they have a responsibility to control and operate that vehicle safely and in a law-abiding manner.”

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Vasquez’s trial is scheduled for February.

Vasquez told investigators that she didn’t use her cell phone before the crash.

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