Mesick man facing up to life in prison for deadly car crash
A 28-year-old Mesick man could face up to life in prison after being involved in a traffic crash last November that killed a 35-year-old woman from Cadillac.
Joshua Abraham was arraigned in 84th District Court on Tuesday on one count of operating while intoxicated causing death.
Michigan State Police say the crash happened on Nov. 5 around 7:00 a.m.. Abraham was traveling east when his vehicle failed to stop at a traffic light at the intersection of M-115 and 13th Street in Wexford County, just west of Cadillac.
Abraham's vehicle allegedly struck the driver's side door of a car that was being driven by 35-year-old Heidi Wright.
Wright was transported by helicopter to Munson Medical Center in Traverse City but was pronounced dead when she arrived.
Court records show that Abraham is being charged as a habitual offender - fourth notice. If convicted, he could face up to life in prison.
Court records also show that Abraham has previous convictions in 2003 for fourth degree criminal sexual conduct, in 2004 for larceny of a firearm, home invasion and assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer, along with controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Abraham was also convicted in 2006 for attempted larceny in a building.
Bond has been set at $500,000. Abraham is currently being held in the Pugsley Correctional Facility in Kingsley for an alleged parole violation.