Woman pleads no contest in fatal crash

CLINTON COUNTY, MI (WLNS) – Due in a Clinton County courtroom today, 23-year-old Mitzi Nelson is expected to be sentenced this afternoon accused of driving the car that killed 35-year-old Jill Byeich last September.

Byeich was on her bicycle at the time and police say Nelson was distracted by her cell phone. Nelson pleaded no contest to a charge of committing a moving violation causing death.

She faces up to one year in jail.

No contest means you do not admit to guilt but accept the punishment.

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