The crime of Reckless Driving Causing Death is a serious felony offense with long-term consequences. It is committed when a person drives a motor vehicle in a grossly negligent manner without any concern for the safety of others and causes another person’s death while driving a motor vehicle. It usually results from extreme speeding or flagrant violations of Michigan traffic laws. The person charged with the offense of Reckless Driving Causing Death must be a substantial cause of the person’s death for a conviction to enter.
A conviction for Reckless Driving Causing Death will require a maximum prison sentence of 15 years. The typical sentence on a Reckless Driving Causing Death in Washtenaw County is 5-7 years. A long-term driver license revocation will also result from a conviction on this offense. Immobilization of the offending vehicle or forfeiture of the vehicle to the state may also be required.