Woman sentenced in death of worker in road construction zone

DETROIT (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to 46 months to 15 years in prison for a crash that killed a 57-year-old road construction worker near downtown Detroit.

The Detroit News reports 22-year-old Samiya Speed of Detroit learned her punishment Wednesday after pleading no contest last month to charges including operating under the influence causing death, driving with a suspended license causing death and a moving violation causing death to a construction worker.

Speed, at times tearful, apologized in court.

David Snell of Bay City was working in a construction zone on Interstate 75 in June when he was struck by her vehicle. Authorities say Speed was drunk and driving on a suspended license at the time. Her vehicle rolled. Snell was helping another worker connect a utility trailer to a pickup.


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