A 30-year-old man is charged in a Detroit crash that killed the driver of a medical transport van and two people en route to dialysis treatments.
The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says Jeremy Yancey of Macomb County’s Chesterfield Township, northeast of Detroit, is expected to be arraigned Wednesday in Highland Park District Court.
Yancey faces three counts of second-degree murder, three counts of operating a motor vehicle while impaired causing death and reckless driving causing death.
The prosecutor’s office says police tried to stop Yancey after seeing a van speeding in Highland Park, a Detroit enclave. Police reportedly stopped the chase due to safety concerns, but the van continued on until it struck the medical transport van.
The victims have been identified as Lawrence Wright, Ruth Brooks, and Luwana Webb.
via Man charged in Highland Park crash that killed 3 – Fox 2 News Headlines.
An 18-year-old Clinton Township man was arraigned Monday on two felony charges stemming from a fatal accident that claimed his passenger’s life.
Gavin Enright was charged in 41B District Court with first-degree fleeing and eluding and operating while intoxicated causing death. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment upon conviction. Enright was held in lieu of a $150,000 bond, according to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office.
In the early Friday morning hours, police say Enright’s father contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report his son was driving a 1999 GMC Yukon without a license. Police found the SUV moving slowly without lights on around 3:10 a.m. in Harrison Township. When deputies attempted to pull over the Yukon, Enright sped up and tried to get onto Interstate 94 from the Metro Parkway ramp, the Sheriff’s Office said.
He then lost control of the SUV, causing it to roll over multiple times. The crash killed 21-year-old passenger Donald Smelser-Emerson of Harrison Township, police said.
via Teen Charged in Accident That Killed His Passenger – St. Clair Shores, MI Patch.
Police have arrested a man for his seventh offense of drunken driving, officials said.
Ronald Gordon Ritchie, 32, of Chesterfield Township was formally charged Monday in 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore on Monday, according to authorities.
He faces several charges, including operating a vehicle while intoxicated-third offense and operating a vehicle with a suspended license-second offense. The operating while intoxicated charge is felony that carries a penalty of up to 5 years.
Chesterfield Township Police Det. Sgt. Deron Myers said Ritchie is being held at the Macomb County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond.
via Chesterfield Twp. man faces 7th drunken driving charge | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com.