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UPDATE: Woman sentenced in fatal hit-and-run up to 6 years

Posted at 9:05 AM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 09:05:20-05

A mid-Michigan woman was sentenced Wednesday after pleading no-contest back in October for causing a fatal car accident.

Monique Maxwell of Lake, Michigan, was in front of Judge Draganchuk on nine felony charges, including reckless driving causing death and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

Maxwell caused a hit and run crash in East Lansing in the summer of 2017.

David Crissey, of Lansing, was killed in the crash that happened Aug. 10, 2017, on U.S. 127 near Trowbridge Road.

East Lansing Police told FOX 47 that Maxwell was driving south when she lost control of her vehicle and crossed the median.

Crissey was traveling northbound, and when he saw her, he swerved and rolled down an embankment.

Maxwell then drove off but was pulled over a few miles away on Interstate 496.

"What you did was selfish," Draganchuk said to Maxwell at the sentencing.

The sentence handed down was 72 months for reckless driving, 40-60 months for reckless driving causing serious impairment of a body function, and 40-60 months for failing to stop at a scene of an accident resulting in serious impairment or death. The sentence will run concurrently.

Maxwell was also ordered to pay $10,222.67 in restitution to the family.