BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A police officer has been charged with a moving violation causing death in a crash that killed a woman trying to cross a southwestern Michigan road.
Berrien County Prosecutor Michael Sepic announced Tuesday the filing of the misdemeanor against Benton Township officer Eugene Anderson.
The charge is punishable by up to a year in jail upon conviction.
Anderson was fired from the department Tuesday, according to WWMT.
Sepic says Anderson was responding to a domestic disturbance report about 9 p.m. on Sept. 20 when 48-year-old Kimberly Bedford was struck by his patrol car.
The patrol car was traveling about 65 mph in a 35 mph zone. Its overhead lights and sirens were off.
Authorities have said Bedford had been drinking and was not in a crosswalk.
The Associated Press was unable Tuesday to determine if Anderson has an attorney.