HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- There is no jail time for the distracted driver who caused the death of a teenage boy in Ottawa County. On Tuesday morning, a judge sentenced Travis Fox of Indiana to probation and community service instead.
Fox caused a chain-reaction crash on I-196 over the summer, killing 13-year-old David Talsma and injuring several others.
There was plenty of pain, but also forgiveness, in the courtroom. At one point, David's father, Jason Talsma, hugged Travis Fox to show he understands the pain Fox is going through, as well. Now, Talsma is asking everyone in the public to address the issue of distracted driving.
"This tragic event will continue to replay and unfold for the rest of my life," Jason Talsma told the court.
"Losing David has devastated us all," David's mother, Kristin, told the court.