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Woman pleads guilty in crash that killed MSP Trooper Caleb Starr

Trooper Caleb Starr was driving in Boston Township in Ionia County on July 10, 2020, when a vehicle crossed the center line and smashed into his patrol car.

The woman charged with second-degree murder in the death of a state trooper last summer plead guilty on Thursday.

Thomasina Jones, who was 28 years old at the time of the incident, plead guilty to four charges:

  • Homicide – Murder – Second Degree
  • Operating With a High BAC Causing Death With a Prior Conviction
  • Operating While License Suspended, Revoked, Denied - Causing Death
  • Operating While Intoxicated

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Trooper Caleb Starr was driving in Boston Township in Ionia County on July 10, 2020, when a vehicle crossed the center line from the opposite direction and smashed into his patrol car.

Credit: Jim Couchenour

On July 31, MSP announced that Starr succumbed to his injuries and died in the hospital. He was 33 years old.

Jones has not been sentenced, nor has a sentencing date been set. 

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