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College student charged for fatal drugged driving crash

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KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A West Michigan teen has been charged in a drugged driving crash that killed a woman in Kalamazoo County in November of 2016.

We now know the identity of the woman who was killed in that crash as the teen driver faced a judge five months later.

Monique Sandt appeared in court on Wednesday, charged with a felony count of operating while intoxicated causing death.

Investigators say the 19-year-old college student was driving under the influence of marijuana before the deadly collision on 12th Street near ON Avenue on November 7, 2016.

“This is a felony charge,” said the judge at Wednesday’s hearing. “The possible penalty you can face is up to fifteen years in prison.”

The driver of the other vehicle was identified in court as 83-year-old Lois Miles. She was taken to the hospital after the crash but later died.

At her arraignment, Sandt’s lawyer requested the judge release her on bond due to her cooperation and lack of criminal history.

Sandt is currently free on bond but is wearing a tether. She was ordered to remain drug and alcohol free. Sandt is due back in court on May 2nd.

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