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Westland Man Charged in Fatal Car Crash

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged John Henry Johnson, III, 25 (DOB: 03/13/1993), of Westland, in connection of the fatal car crash that killed his passenger, Donald Dwayne Adams, 24. Adams's city of residence was not reported.

On December 6, 2018 at approximately 3:07 p.m., Detroit police were dispatched to the area of Puritan Avenue and Wisconsin Street in Detroit in response to a single vehicle accident. Upon arrival, the officers found a vehicle crashed into the west side of a building located in the 8600 block of Puritan. It is alleged that the defendant was traveling eastbound on Puritan Avenue when he drove off the roadway and crashed into the building. It is further alleged that the defendant fled the scene on foot, and left the front seat passenger behind. Medics arrived on the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased from his injuries.

Johnson has been charged with Reckless Driving Causing Death and Failure to Stop at the Scene of an Accident When at Fault, Resulting in Death.*

Johnson was arraigned this afternoon before 36th District Court Magistrate Dawn M. White. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for March 7, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for March 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Ronald Giles in 36th District Court. Johnson received a $150,000 cash/surety bond.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.