Woman sentenced in car-train accident

Samantha Jo French, 24, of Gwinn
Samantha Jo French, 24, of Gwinn

A Gwinn woman was sentenced to almost one year in jail Friday morning in connection with a car–train accident that injured three members of her family back in March.

Samantha Jo French, 24, was given 330 days in jail with credit for 85 at her sentencing in Marquette County Circuit Court.  150 of those days in jail will be deferred.

French was also sentenced to 24 months probation and almost $1, 300 in court fines and costs.

The car–train accident happened March 28 in Little Lake.

Police say French failed to stop for an approaching Canadian National Railway train.  Her five- and six-year-old children, and her mother, were injured in the incident.