DETROIT (WXYZ) — A Detroit woman was sentenced to 3-15 years in prison in a drunk driving crash that killed her 3-year-old son.
The crash occurred in August 2018.
Charlessia Pelt pleaded guilty to charges of operating while intoxicated and causing the death of her son, 3-year-old Michael Jones.
On Aug. 9, she was driving eastbound on East Seven Mile Road in the wrong direction when she ran a red light and hit a car that was going north on Hayes.
A witness said he saw the 3-year-old fly out of the van while still in his car seat.
She was sentenced to 3-15 years in prison on the operating while intoxicated causing death charge and 3-10 years for 2nd degree child abuse. The sentences will run concurrently.