COLDWATER, Mich. (WOOD) — A driver who crashed into three Union City-area children, killing one of them, will spend between 13 and 25 years in a state prison.
Daniel Silich, 43, was sentenced Monday to between nine and 15 years in prison for manslaughter and failure to stop at the scene of a crash causing death, plus between four and 10 years for tampering with evidence.
The crash happened April 5, 2021, on Ralston Road near Arney Road in Sherwood Township, southwest of Union City. Police say an SUV hit the three Risner siblings as they rode their bikes and the driver then took off.
One of the children, 13-year-old Landen, was airlifted to the hospital. He died April 18, 2021.
Silich pleaded guilty last month to manslaughter with a motor vehicle, failure to stop at the scene of a crash resulting in death and tampering with evidence. Several other counts were dismissed.
*Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the day Silich was sentenced. He was sentenced Monday. We regret the error, which has been fixed.