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Woman sentenced in death of worker in road construction zone

September 13, 2018

In this Sept. 12, 2018 photo, Samiya Speed wipes away a tear after reading her statement of sorrow and forgiveness to the family of construction worker David Snell in Detroit. Speed was sentenced to 46 months to 15 years in prison for the crash that killed Snell, a road construction worker. (Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News via AP)

DETROIT (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to 46 months to 15 years in prison for a crash that killed a 57-year-old road construction worker near downtown Detroit.

The Detroit News reports 22-year-old Samiya Speed of Detroit learned her punishment Wednesday after pleading no contest last month to charges including operating under the influence causing death, driving with a suspended license causing death and a moving violation causing death to a construction worker.

Speed, at times tearful, apologized in court.

David Snell of Bay City was working in a construction zone on Interstate 75 in June when he was struck by her vehicle, which rolled. Authorities say Speed was drunk and driving on a suspended license at the time. Snell was helping another worker connect a utility trailer to a pickup.


Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/

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