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Kentwood woman sentenced in fatal Middleville crash

Kentwood woman sentenced in fatal Middleville crash

Kentwood woman sentenced in fatal Middleville crash

 

Marlisa Janelle Valenzuela of Kentwood will serve a prison sentence for the death of Middleville resident David Stevens.

 

Valenzuela, 22, was intoxicated while driving north on Patterson Avenue at Windy Ridge Court in Thornapple Township Aug. 4, 2018. Stevens, 68, was riding a motorcycle and was in the road, waiting for traffic to clear before turning into a driveway.

Valenzuela told police she had looked down at her phone and did not have time to stop before hitting Stevens.

She pleaded no contest and was sentenced recently by Judge Michael Schipper to serve 24 to 180 months in prison. She also was ordered to pay $998 in fees. Charges of a moving violation causing death, possession of marijuana/synthetic equivalents, and having an open container in a vehicle were dismissed.

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