On March 23, 2017 Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Kellie Nichole Stock, aka Nicole Leigh Hetfield, 51 (DOB: 03/12/1966), of Detroit, in connection with the fatal car crash that killed 72-year-old Bennie Sims, of Detroit. On March 20, 2017 at approximately 2:15 p.m., it is alleged that Stock was intoxicated and driving recklessly at a high rate of speed when she hit Mr. Simsâ€™s truck as he was driving on Woodward near State Fair in Detroit. It is alleged that Stock fled from police, who witnessed the crash. Stock had a 32-year-old Detroit woman riding in the front passenger seat of her car at the time of the fatal crash. Both women suffered serious injuries and were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Stock has been charged with the following nine charges: Second Degree Murder; Reckless Driving Causing Death; Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death; Operating While License is Suspended Revoked or Denied - Causing Death; Fleeing the Police, First Degree; Fleeing the Police, Second Degree; Reckless Driving Causing Serious Impairment of a Body Function; Operating While Intoxicated Causing Serious Injury; Operating While License is Suspended Revoked or Denied - Causing Serious Injury.*
Defendant Stock was arraigned in the hospital on April 3, 2017. Upon her release from the hospital, she will be remanded to jail. Her probable cause conference is scheduled for April 17, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.; the preliminary examination is scheduled for April 24, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Both hearings are before Judge Kenneth King in 36th District Court.
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.