For Immediate Release
February 15, 2019
PROSECUTOR CHARGES DEADLY HIT AND RUN SUSPECT
MOUNT CLEMENS, MI — A 24-year old male stands accused of two, fifteen-year felonies for striking and killing a man riding his bicycle in Warren at 10 Mile and Groesbeck on Super Bowl Sunday.
Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Smith charged William Davis with three counts of criminal conduct: 1) Failure to Stop at Scene of Accident – Resulting in Death, 2) Reckless Driving Causing Death, both fifteen-year felonies, as well as 3) Lying to a Peace Officer in a Violent Crime Investigation, a four-year felony.
Police and prosecutors allege that Davis was driving at an extremely high rate of speed at the time of impact, killing the 60 year-old victim. The incident was caught on camera and shows Davis’ vehicle continue to drive after impact. Defendant’s vehicle was badly damaged, including the windshield, which was completely shattered. The car was found by Warren Police in the suspect’s back yard being hidden underneath a tarp.
“My heart goes out to the victim’s family,” said Prosecutor Smith. “Defendant’s actions, subsequent to killing the victim, speaks volumes. I commend the officers on their tremendous efforts to locate and apprehend the suspect. Even after being confronted by police, Defendant lied to try to hinder justice.”
Prosecutor Smith continued, “There is a lesson is to be learned here. It is always better to stop, render aid, and admit a mistake – rather than flee. Eventually, you will be caught and brought to justice!”
Davis is expected to be arraigned in 37th District Court at 10:00 am this morning, before Judge Chmura.