Mt. Clemens woman charged in fatal crash with pedestrian
A Mount Clemens woman has been formally charged with striking and killing a teacher with her car in March, officials said.
Kathleen Vuylsteke, 51, has been charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in death and committing a moving violation causing death, according to the Macomb County Sheriff's Office.
The failure to stop charge is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. The moving violation charge is a one-year misdemeanor.
Vuylsteke was arraigned on the charges Thursday in 41-1 District Court in Clinton Township. A magistrate set her bond at $10,000 and scheduled a probable cause conference for June 13.
Police said Angeles White, 57, of Lenox Township, died from injuries after she was struck by a minivan Vuylsteke was driving on Cass Avenue near South Rose Street in Mount Clemens. The crash happened at about 7:50 a.m. March 23.
Angeles was a teacher at the Prevail Academy and was working as a crossing guard for the school when she was struck by the vehicle.
Police said Vuylsteke was traveling east on Cass she struck Angeles. She continued driving but witnesses attempted to block her vehicle and followed her.
Vuylsteke returned to the scene of the crash a short time later and cooperated with police, officials said.
“Ms. White greeted students, parents, and passersby on Cass Ave. with a smile and wave every morning. Her death is a loss felt by many,” Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith said in a statement. “It is my mission to see that justice is done, and the defendant is held accountable for her actions."