Man accepts plea deal in fatal drunken driving crash

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The scene of a crash on Oct. 28, 2018 in Tallmadge Township, Mich.

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — A driver accused of being drunk when causing a deadly crash has accepted a plea deal.

Benjamin Gladding pleaded no contest Wednesday to operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death.

Gladding was charged after causing a head-on crash in October that killed 26-year-old Brooke Feister. Authorities said she was going east on Lake Michigan Drive in Tallmadge Township when Gladding crossed the centerline and caused a head-on collision.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. July 22.

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