KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A teen accused of causing a deadly crash while trying to outrun officers without a legal license entered a plea on Wednesday.
David Michael Mills entered a guilty plea to fleeing and eluding police causing death, operating on a suspended license causing death and operating while intoxicated causing death.
Authorities say Mills was driving the vehicle that hit a car driven by Crystal Norton of Paw Paw. The 33-year-old mother was killed on Jan. 9, 2016.
The chase started when an officer with the Portage Department of Public Safety came across a vehicle that had recently fled a Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officer. When the officer tried to stop Mills, he drove through a parking lot and onto Kilgore Road at a high rate of speed.
It continued southbound on Oakland Drive, and ended when the suspect hit Norton’s vehicle as she pulled out of a driveway in the 7900 block of Oakland Drive. Norton died at the scene.
Mills and his 16-year-old passenger were not injured.