Detroit woman sentenced in crash that killed son, 3
Detroit – A woman who pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing death after her 3-year-old son was killed in an August crash in Detroit has been sentenced to 3 to 15 years in prison.
WDIV-TV reports 28-year-old Charlessia Pelt was given her punishment Tuesday in a Detroit courtroom. The Detroit woman apologized in court to her family, pleading for forgiveness.
Authorities have said that Michael Jones was not properly restrained in a child’s car seat in the rear of a minivan that barreled through a red light and struck a car. The collision ejected the boy into the street where the minivan rolled back over him. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Two other children in the minivan escaped serious injury.