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Detroit woman sentenced in crash that killed 3-year-old son

March 12, 2019

DETROIT (AP) — 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.

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Information from: WDIV-TV, http://www.clickondetroit.com