Kalkaska — A driver who authorities say was involved in a two-van crash that killed a 31-year-old high school golf coach, an 18-year-old player and a passenger has been sentenced to a year in jail.
The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports Rhonda Mitchell of Kalkaska learned her punishment Monday. She earlier pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor of committing a moving violation causing death. She had been facing felony manslaughter charges.
Three people died, and six, including Mitchell, were hurt in the April 29 crash in Kalkaska County. A police investigation found Mitchell and Grayling High golf coach Jason Potter were at fault. Mitchell’s no-contest plea isn’t an admission of guilt but is treated that way at sentencing.
Mitchell is to serve 90 days in jail before she’s eligible for release.