Charlotte woman charged in pastor's death in court Friday

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - A woman facing a felony charge in the death of a Charlotte pastor is expected in Eaton County court on Friday.

Elizabeth Meinke, 47 of Charlotte, is charged with reckless driving in the death of 51-year-old Timothy Olson.

Olson, a pastor at First Lutheran Church, was on his way to get coffee last May when the crash happened.

Meinke struck his vehicle and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Meinke only had minor injuries.

Olson died just days before his son's high school graduation.

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