Man Sentenced To Prison For Deadly Emmet County Drunk Driving Crash

A man who was drunk when he caused a deadly crash in July will go to prison for several decades.

The crash happened on M-119 near Spring Lake Park in Emmet County’s Bear Creek Township.

Nickalas Murrell was sentenced to at least 20 years in prison.

Murrell was driving a van he stole from work when he crashed into Lorri Dawes, killing her.

Four others were hurt.

Back in October, Murrell pleaded no contest to drunk driving causing death and other charges.