FLINT (WJRT) (4/5/2019) - A 66-year-old Davison man is facing years in prison after a Genesee County jury convicted him Friday of 12 charges related to a deadly 100 mph crash on I-69.
A Michigan State Police trooper clocked Frederick Fredell at more than 100 mph in a light blue Chevrolet Corvette moments before he slammed into the back of a pickup truck in Clayton Township on Sept. 4, 2015.
Four of the five people in the pickup truck were ejected and two of them died -- 38-year-old Ronald Weiss died on the scene while 17-year-old Erin Stone died at Hurley Medical Center. The three other people sustained serious injuries.
A blood draw taken soon after the crash showed levels of undisclosed prescription drugs in Fredell's system. He was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries.
"Traveling well in excess of 100 mph on the expressway was a terrible decision on the part of the defendant and, in fact, it was a criminal act that resulted in the death of two people," Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said.
The jury convicted Fredell of the following charges:
-- Two counts of involuntary manslaughter.
-- Two counts of operating under the influence causing death.
-- Three counts of operating under the influence causing incapacitating injuries.
-- Two counts of reckless driving.
-- Three counts of reckless driving causing incapacitating injuries.
Prosecutors sought a conviction for second-degree murder against Fredell, but the jury decided against that and opted for the involuntary manslaughter charges instead.
He will be sentenced on April 30.