Jeremie Allen Collins, 27, and Maly Phongsavanh, 23, also received three years probation when they were sentenced Monday afternoon in Ottawa County Circuit Court. The two were ordered not to use drugs or alcohol while on probation.
Collins must also be connected to an electronic tether for another 180 days after being released from jail.
Police said Collins and Phongsavanh were driving separate vehicles, possibly racing, when one of them struck a man who was crossing the road on March 31. Witnesses said both vehicles stopped briefly, and then fled the scene.
Joshua Kyle Owens, 24, died while trying to cross the street to get to an ATM. The Holland man had been at the Itty Bitty Bar and Grill near 152nd Avenue in Park Township.
Both defendants apologized to Owens' family at their sentencings.
“I would give anything to take back the event that did happen,” Collins said.
Attorneys for both defendants said their clients have participated in counseling since the Easter event.
“I’m extremely proud of his efforts,” said Collins’ attorney, Michael Boyle. “He’s dedicated to become a better person.”
Collins and Phongsavanh pleaded no contest on Aug. 12 to charges of failing to stop at a personal injury accident involving serious injury or death. They faced up to five years in prison for the crime.
Both defendants are eligible for work release while serving their sentences.