Charges may be filed in I-94 fatality


DEARBORN — Police are still debating whether to issue charges against a Wayne woman for her role in a collision that left a man dead on eastbound I-94 near Greenfield about 3:05 a.m. Nov. 23.

Traffic Safety Sgt. Stephen White said police believe drugs or alcohol might have been a factor in the crash, and the department is waiting for results of blood work before sending a warrant request to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

The Prosecutor’s Office could then authorize charges against the woman.

The woman, whose identity has not been released by police, was traveling in a Chrysler Town and County minivan with a passenger when they struck a Chrysler four-door sedan. The driver of the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency workers.

White said the driver of the sedan has been identified by police, but police are not releasing his name yet as they wait on results from the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The woman then fled the scene but was found soon after driving on Wyoming, south of Michigan Avenue. She and her passenger were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The woman also was arrested and later released by police.

Police Chief Ronald Haddad called the incident a “tragic accident” and said it “may have been preventable.”

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Dearborn police at 313-943-2241.

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