Columbus Woman Takes Plea Deal In Butler County Crash Death Case

COLUMBUS- A woman who took a plea deal in a Butler County crash death case has been given three years of probation and some jail time.

Court records say 55-year-old Diane Hitz of Columbus was sentenced last week after she pleaded no contest to felony vehicular homicide. Prosecutors say Hitz was drunk and was driving nearly 100 mph on May 2, 2015, when her vehicle rammed the rear of a motorcycle south of Columbus, killing 51-year-old Michael Gross, of Duncan.

Hitz must serve two days starting on the anniversary of Gross’ death and the date of his birth.