Washington County fatal crash; Jackson man sentenced, 15 months prison

A 56-year-old Jackson man was sentenced in Washington County court on Monday, June 27 to 15 months in prison and another three years of extended supervision in connection with a crash that killed a mother and injured her daughters in October 2021

Mark Fitzgerald pleaded no contest in March 2022 to the three charges against him – including homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle and two counts of reckless driving causing great bodily harm. 

28-year-old Anna Severance died in the crash at Pleasant Valley Road and Country Trunk Z in Washington County. Her two daughters survived the wreck.

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Investigators say Fitzgerald failed to stop – and hit the family's car.