Driver pleads no contest in accident that killed Edwardsburg teen

The Cass County Prosecutor's Office says Jeffrey Jackson pleaded no contest to charges related to the accident that killed 16-year-old Makayla McKenzie.

Jackson was charged with moving violation causing death and moving violation causing serious impairment of a body function for the accident that happened on May 3 at Daily Road and Pine Lake Street.

According to investigators, Jackson failed to stop at a stop sign at Pine Lake Road and struck McKenzie's vehicle.

McKenzie was killed and her passenger Hanna Philpot, 17, suffered a broken jaw.

The penalty for moving violation causing death is one year and/or $2,000 fine.

The penalty for moving violation causing serious impairment of a body function is 93 days in jail and/or $500.

Jackson will be sentenced July 28.

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