Partial Guilty Verdict Follows Double Fatal Crash Trial
KENT COUNTY, Mich (April 22, 2014) – A Kent County man accused of causing a crash that killed two people last October has been found guilty of drunken driving causing death for one of the victims.
After three days of testimony and more than 7 hours of deliberation on Monday, a jury found Joseph Ford guilty of drunken driving causing death and reckless driving causing death in the case of Herrera.
A jury also found Ford guilty of a misdemeanor offense causing death in the case of Fischer. The jury was told during the trial that Fischer was also driving with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit at the time of the crash.
Ford faces up to 15 years in prison for the Herrera conviction when he’s sentenced in mid-May.