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Detroit Woman Charged in Fatal I-75 Crash

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Samiya Vana Speed, 22 (DOB: 01/08/1996), of Detroit, in connection with a fatal highway crash that killed construction worker David Snell, 57, of Bay City. On June 14, 2018 at 1:45 a.m., on I-75 near Warren in Detroit, it is alleged that the defendant was under the influence of alcohol in a construction zone, caused a collision that killed Mr. Snell and also caused the defendant's car to rollover. She was placed under arrest by Michigan State Police troopers at the scene.

Defendant Speed has been charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated, Causing Death; Driving with License Suspended Causing Death; Moving Violation (Careless Driving) in a Work Zone Causing Death, and Operating While Intoxicated Second Offense*.

Speed was arraigned at 2:30 p.m. on June 18, 2018 before Magistrate Bari Blake Wood in 36th District Court. The probable cause conference is scheduled for June 26, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.; the preliminary examination is scheduled for July 2, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Kenneth King in 36th District Court. The defendant received a $50,000/10% bond. She will require an alcohol tether if she posts bond.

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

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