A Michigan resident was called before the court after being involved in a single-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a passenger. This man has been accused of second-degree murder, OWI and failing to stop at the scene of a crash. The defendant was allegedly out on bond and awaiting trial for another offense.
Authorities have alleged that the defendant was driving the involved vehicle with one passenger at the time of the crash. After the crash, the defendant supposedly left the scene and returned later while authorities were investigating. The defendant's girlfriend met police at the scene and claimed to have been driving the vehicle. Upon returning to the scene, the defendant allegedly admitted that he was the one driving the vehicle. He claimed to have left the scene in order to get help because his cell phone had been lost during the accident.