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Woman gets short jail stay after construction worker death

August 21, 2019

BEAR LAKE, Mich. (AP) — A woman has been ordered to serve two weeks in jail and six months of house arrest in connection with the death of a construction worker and the serious injury of another.

WPBN-TV reports 67-year-old Charlene Myers was sentenced in Manistee County court Wednesday after pleading no contest to one moving violation causing death and another causing injury. A no-contest plea isn’t an admission of guilt but is treated that way for sentencing purposes.

Authorities say she struck Andre Alvesteffer and Damon Williamson with her car Sept. 25 on U.S. 31 in Bear Lake. Alvesteffer later died.

Officials said at the time that speed contributed to the crash. Police reports say Myers told a witness that she “blacked out.”

Myers also must pay $2,825 in restitution.

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Information from: WPBN-TV, http://www.tv7-4.com

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