Driver who hit, killed Wayland boy sentenced

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A mug shot of Amber Collige.

ALLEGAN, Mich. — A Jimmy John’s driver who hit and killed a 5-year-old boy was sentenced to nearly a year in jail Monday.

Amber Collige was sentenced to 11 months in jail after pleading no contest to driving under the influence causing death as part of a plea deal. In exchange for her plea, a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death was dropped.

Blake Huffman was riding a bike on July 6, 2018 near his home in the Windsor Woods Mobile Home Village when he was hit by Collige.

Police reports show Collige said she got lost in the neighborhood before making her delivery. She told investigators that she was driving around a parked vehicle when she hit the boy.

Collige also admitted to smoking “half a bowl” of marijuana the morning of the crash before going to work at 4 p.m. Investigators also determined she was going around 30 mph at the time of the crash, when the posted speed limit is 15 mph.

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  • steve

    And for killing a five year old child this is all she got? My God. Plus, charges of driving while intoxicated causing death were dropped? The prosecutor and judge ought to share her jail cell.

    • Think twice

      Accidents happen and this is what it was. No excuses for what she did but there is no win in this situation. This girl has to live with what she did and she is sorry for what she did. In addition, there are no laws governing the amount of pot that can be in your system. She smoked weed 12 hours before the event took place! She was not high as a kite- she was speeding and they found that in her system! I feel bad for the victims family and the girl who’s life is now ruined.

      • steve

        Did you notice that she plead No Contest, which is the same as guilty, of being under the influence? “Yeah, I did it, and I was speeding, too”. Also, where did you come up with the 12 hour lapse of time between smoking the weed and the accident? She may be remorseful, true. But a five year old child is dead, but the adult who caused it is alive. Case closed.

    • Amy

      I dislike the fact that people feel marijuana is not *mind altering *. It is and should be considered as such.

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