Big Bay Woman Faces Trial

A woman from Big Bay will go to trial in June for a drunk driving incident that killed a young man last month.

34 year old Amy Tierrablanca is charged with operating while intoxicated, causing death.

She has waived her right to an arraignment and has pleaded not guilty.

Her trial in Marquette County Circuit Court is scheduled for June 19th.

The auto accident happened on February 4th.

Tierrablanca is accused of driving off of County Road 550 in Big Bay.

The vehicle hit a snowbank, rolled over and hit a guy wire attached to a utility pole.

A passenger, 21 year old Michael Abbott of Big Bay, died at the scene.

Another passenger was also injured.

Tierrablanca is in the Marquette County Jail on $250,000 bond.

Posted By: Dan Gualdoni