A 28-year-old Mears woman has been arraigned in 78th District Court on a charge connected with a fatal pedestrian accident which occurred early Sunday, August 11.

Amber Davis was arraigned this morning on a charge of Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death. That is a felony charge with a maximum sentence of 15 years. Her bond was set at $25,00/10%.

The victim was 43-year-old Scott Parsons of Hart who died from injuries he suffered when struck by a van on East Madison Road in Oceana County’s Crystal Township early Sunday.

The fatal pedestrian accident occurred at 2:16 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 11).

Parsons was killed as he was crossing Madison Road, just west of North 126th Ave.

He was struck by a van driven by Davis who was arrested.

According to a news release from the Oceana County Sheriff’s Department, Oceana County Deputies, Walkerville Rescue and Life E.M.S. were called to the scene of a vehicle striking a pedestrian on Madison Rd. Parsons was crossing the gravel section of E. Madison Rd. and was struck by a 2010 Chrysler Town & Country van driven by Davis who had failed to stop the signed intersection of Madison and 126th Ave.

Deputies arrived and attempted to render first aid to Parsons but when Life E.M.S. arrived and further evaluated the Parsons’ condition they determined that he had died from the injuries he had suffered as a result of being struck by the van.

Deputies investigated the driver and found evidence that made them believe she was under the influence of alcohol. She was lodged in the Oceana County Jail and will be arraigned sometime today.

This incident is still under investigation, and if anyone has additional information they should call the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office at (231) 873-2121.

The Oceana County Deputies were assisted by the Mason County Sheriff’s Traffic Reconstruction Unit.