Woman pleads no contest in fatal crash of tow-truck driver
BRIDGEPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A woman accused of killing a Michigan tow truck driver has pleaded no contest to causing a death while driving drunk.
The Saginaw News reports 50-year-old Deeann Parsons made the plea Tuesday. It isn’t an admission of guilt but is treated that way for sentencing.
Defense attorney Alan Crawford says she doesn’t remember the Jan. 10 incident.
Authorities say 41-tear-old Thomas Tripp was struck and died while loading a vehicle onto a flatbed truck. The crash happened in Saginaw County’s Bridgeport Township, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of Detroit.
About a dozen people attended the hearing wearing shirts reading, “In Loving Memory of Tommy” and “Mike’s Wrecker Service,” his former employer. They also read, “Slow Down and Move Over.”
Parsons’ sentencing is scheduled for July 18.
Information from: The Saginaw News, http://www.mlive.com/saginaw