Woman sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison for car crash that killed 19-year-old

Posted at 9:51 AM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 10:56:20-05

A 28-year-old woman was sentenced to 15 to 30 years to prison in connection with the car crash that killed 19-year-old Daziah Tanae of Detroit.

Alyssa Verbeke reportedly struck Tanae's vehicle while fleeing Warren police on Aug. 5 at Fairport Street and Lappin Street in Detroit.

During Verbeke's pre-trial hearing, police officers testified that she has drug paraphernalia and a substance tested positive for cocaine in her purse at the time of her crash.

Officers also testified that follow-up testing also found traces of drugs in her system.

Verbeke pleaded no contest to charges of reckless driving causing death and drug possession.