Grand Island woman gets probation in car-pedestrian death case

Michelle Robinson will serve probation for a 2021 car-pedestrian fatal accident.
Michelle Robinson will serve probation for a 2021 car-pedestrian fatal accident.(Hall County Department of Corrections)
Published: Aug. 22, 2022 at 4:22 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 20, 2023 at 12:07 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A Grand Island woman arrested for a car-pedestrian fatality in August 2021 is getting probation and community service..

Michelle Robinson, 64, had originally been charged with felony motor vehicle homicide, misdemeanor driving under the influence and careless driving. The Hall County Attorney’s office later changed the motor vehicle homicide charge to false reporting. A spokesperson in the Hall County Attorney’s office said later analysis of the evidence showed it was insufficient to prove the more serious charges. Robinson pleaded no contest in February to the false reporting charge, while the DUI and careless driving charges were dropped.

A judge Wednesday sentenced Robinson to two years probation and ordered her to perform 100 hours of community service.

The accident happened in August 2021. Antonio Nicholas Antonio, 45, was killed when he was struck by Robinson’s car near 7th and Eddy Streets in Grand Island. A Grand Island police report indicated Robinson was using a prescription drug at the time and was not supposed to drive.

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