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Man Sentenced In Fatal Crash
Wednesday Jul 12, 2017 1:15pm
Coldwater, MI

By: Mike Stiles

Sentence has been handed down to a man following a fatal collision last fall.

Branch County Circuit Court personnel say 33 year old Michael Penza of Camden, Michigan has been sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison for operating while intoxicated causing death, and was also sentenced 38 months to 10 years on a charge of possession of meth.

Penza plead no contest to both charges following a crash October 28, 2016 in Branch County's Ovid Township that killed 54 year old Brenda Hutchinson of Coldwater.

According to Michigan State Police, Penza was driving south on Centennial Road in an erratic manner and crashed into a northbound vehicle driven by Hutchinson. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Penza and his daughter were injured in the crash.


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