GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A snowplow driver who left the scene after hitting and killing a woman as she walked along a Wyoming road in January has entered a plea in the case.
At a plea hearing on Tuesday, Austin Hill pleaded no contest to a felony count of failure to stop at the scene of a crash when at fault causing death. A second charge of being a third-time habitual offender was dismissed.
Chelsea Crawford, 26, was hit by the commercial snowplow as she walked to a bus stop on 52nd Street near Byron Center Avenue on the morning of Jan. 10. She died at the scene. The snowplow driver didn’t stop after the crash.
A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt but is treated as a guilty plea at sentencing, which is scheduled for May 18. Hill could spend up to 15 years in prison.