Involuntary Manslaughter With a Motor Vehicle In Michigan
To establish that defendant was guilty of involuntary manslaughter with a motor vehicle, the prosecutor was required to prove that defendant committed an unlawful act in a grossly negligent, wanton, or reckless manner, causing the death of another. People v. Datema, 448 Mich 585, 606; 533 NW2d 272 (1995); People v. Rettelle, 173 Mich App 196, 199; 433 NW2d 401 (1988).
As with involuntary manslaughter, a conviction of felonious driving requires proof of gross negligence. People v. McCoy, 223 Mich App 500, 502; 566 NW2d 667 (1997).
To establish that defendant was guilty of felonious driving, the prosecutor was required to prove that defendant drove his vehicle on a street or highway, in a grossly negligent manner, that defendant's gross negligence was a substantial cause of an accident that injured the complainant, and that the injury was crippling. CJI2d 15.10.