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Judge scolds man involved in fatal crash for Facebook posts

July 3, 2019

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A judge says Facebook posts by a man involved in a western Michigan crash that killed an 83-year-old man showed disrespect for the elderly victim.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports 55-year-old Jon Kevin Middlecamp was sentenced this week to three months in jail for the May crash that killed Jerry Huston of Egelston Township and seriously injured Huston’s wife, 80-year-old Patricia Huston.

Middlecamp earlier pleaded guilty to misdemeanors including moving violation causing death. His attorney Edward Anderson says the crash “truly was an accident.”

Several Facebook posts attributed to Middlecamp, including one using profanity that said the elderly motorist “doesn’t need to be drivin,” were read aloud in court.

Muskegon County District Court Judge Raymond Kostrzewa said the Facebook posts “show a complete lack of respect for this person’s life.”

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Information from: The Muskegon Chronicle, http://www.mlive.com/muskegon

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