ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Grand Rapids man sentenced in traffic death

A Grand Rapids man will serve one year in jail and 10 years on probation after being sentenced Wednesday for his role in a fatal rollover on Aug. 6. Anthony Silvio Fini, 19, could serve 6 1/2 years in prison if he violates probation under the sen...

A Grand Rapids man will serve one year in jail and 10 years on probation after being sentenced Wednesday for his role in a fatal rollover on Aug. 6.

Anthony Silvio Fini, 19, could serve 6ยฝ years in prison if he violates probation under the sentence by Judge Lois Lang.

Fini pleaded guilty to two felony counts -- one of criminal vehicular homicide and one of criminal vehicular operation -- in Itasca County District Court on Dec. 15.

According to a criminal complaint, Fini was driving east on county Road 61, one mile east of state Highway 38 in Itasca County about 11:30 p.m. when he rounded a curve going about 80 mph and lost control.

The vehicle left the road and rolled. A deputy found Christy Lynn Laney, 18, of Grand Rapids, one of four passengers in Fini's car, pinned beneath the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

ADVERTISEMENT

Lang also placed Fini on four years' probation for criminal vehicular operation. If Fini violates the conditions of that probation, he could go to prison for 19 months.

Fini is the second of four people charged in connection with the accident to be sentenced.

Jena Marie Doyle, 20, of Cohasset pleaded guilty to two gross misdemeanor counts of aiding and abetting furnishing alcohol to a minor on Dec. 29. She was sentenced to serve two 12-month sentences running consecutively, but her sentence was stayed for four years of supervised probation.

Kyle Robert Fuller, 19, of Grand Rapids pleaded guilty to a felony count of aiding and abetting furnishing alcohol to a minor on Dec. 9. Sentencing is scheduled for Monday.

Justin Lee Leppanen, 22, of Swan River pleaded guilty to a felony count of aiding and abetting furnishing alcohol to a minor on Dec. 22. Sentencing is scheduled for Tuesday.

What To Read Next
Get Local

ADVERTISEMENT