Sentencing scheduled for woman who pleaded guilty to hit-and-run death of Fayette County boy
WEST UNION, Iowa (KCRG) - The sentencing for a woman charged in the hit-and-run death of a 14-year-old boy from Fayette County is scheduled to happen on Monday.
As part of the plea deal, prosecutors dropped another charge and Michael admitted to driving recklessly. She faces up to 10 years in prison.
Michael will also be required to pay Estling’s family $150,000 dollars in restitution.
Police say back in June of 2018, Michael was texting and driving when she slammed into the back of Estling’s moped. It happened along Highway 150 near Fayette.
Police say Michael left the scene where Estling later died.
Estling’s mother is suing Michael. That trial is set to start on September 29th.
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