Man gets minimum of 20 years in MI crash that killed 2

Kent County
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ST. JOHNS, Mich. (AP) — An Illinois man has been sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed a Kent County woman and her young son.

A Clinton County, Michigan, judge also ordered 55-year-old Thomas Hahn on Monday to pay more than $260,000 in restitution.

The Ottawa, Illinois, man had pleaded no contest to two counts of driving while intoxicated causing death and one count of driving while intoxicated causing serious injury.

The Lansing State Journal reports that Hahn, who was critically injured in the March crash, crossed the Interstate 69 median in Eagle Township and struck another vehicle head-on.

Thirty-six-year-old Dana LaHaie of Lowell, Michigan, died at the scene and her 3-year-old son, Reed, died two days later.

LaHaie’s husband, Ryan LaHaie was seriously injured.


Information from:

Lansing State Journal

***CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Reed was 6 years old. This error has since been corrected.***

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