A Howard City woman was arrested Tuesday, for a drunk driving accident in Oakfield Township that resulted in the death of an 8-year-old Sand Lake boy.
According to the Michigan State Police in Rockford, Stacy Lynn Rosset, 36, of Howard City, was traveling south, on Harvard Avenue, in a 1998 Lexus, on Saturday, August 13, about 11:35 p.m., when she ran the stop sign at 14 Mile (M-57) and slammed into a 1999 Chevy Venture minivan that was traveling west on 14 Mile. The minivan, which was carrying a Sand Lake family, rolled after being struck.
A passenger in the van, Brody Mulnix, 8, of Sand Lake, died at the scene.
Brody’s father, Richard Mulnix, who was driving the van, received minor injuries, as did his mother, Maija Mulnix, who was in the passenger seat, and a 7-year-old brother. Brody’s 10-year-old brother received serious injuries. All were taken to Spectrum Butterworth by Rockford Ambulance. They were reportedly on their way home from the Kent County Youth Fair in Lowell when the accident occurred.
Rosset, the driver of the Lexus, was also taken to Spectrum Butterworth with non-life-threatening injuries.
She turned herself in at the Kent County Jail, where she was arrested and arraigned Tuesday in Kent County’s 63rd District Court on charges of Operating while intoxicated causing death, and Operating while intoxicated causing serious injury. Bond was set at $20,000 10 percent. She has been released from custody.
Assisting the MSP at the accident scene was Oakfield Township Fire and Rescue, Courtland Township Fire and Rescue, the Kent County Sheriff Department, and Rockford Ambulance.