KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) - A woman has admitted to causing a November 2012 multi-car crash that left two off-duty ambulance company employees dead.
Kari Braley's trial was scheduled to start Tuesday morning. Instead, she pleaded guilty to one count of felony operating while intoxicated causing death.
In court, she admitted to causing the deaths of both Brittany Despins and Trevor Stuck.
Under a plea agreement, a second count of OWI causing death and a count of OWI causing serious injury were dropped.
Police said Braley had a blood alcohol content of .09 when she lost control of her vehicle and crashed around 3:15 a.m. on Nov. 18, 2012.
Braley entered a curve on Business Loop 131 near Westnedge Avenue in Kalamazoo Township too fast, police, and her car rolled. Stuck and Depsins, two of her three passengers, were ejected from the car.
A second car then came around the curve, lost control, and hit Stuck as well as an off-duty deputy and off-duty nurse who had stopped to help.
Stuck died at the scene. Despins died at a hospital a few days later.
Braley could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison and/or a fine of between $2,500 and $10,000. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 7.
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