Two Detroiters Charged in West Outer Drive/Plymouth Road Fatal Car Crash
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Marcel Dasean Rembert, 21, (DOB: 02/03/1999) and Zryeal Jarkia-Flossie Stringer, 19 (DOB: 05/05/2001), both of Detroit, in connection with the fatal car crash that killed a 48-year-old Detroit man.
On July 31, 2020 at approximately 1:30 p.m., Detroit police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 12900 block of Dale Street in response to a threats and weapons call. After the officers arrived at the location, they observed a vehicle, allegedly driven by Defendant Stringer, with three passengers - Rembert, a 15-year-old female and an adult male - approach, stop, turn around and travel eastbound on Glendale Street. Officers followed the vehicle eastbound on Glendale. They observed the vehicle on Rouge Park Drive and then turn southbound onto West Outer Drive. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, disregarded the red traffic signal at Plymouth Road and crashed into a vehicle traveling eastbound on Plymouth Road.
Medics arrived on the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Medics also transported the front-seat passenger in the defendant's vehicle to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. It is alleged that Defendant Stringer drove the vehicle at a high rate of speed, disregarded the red traffic signal at West Outer Drive and Plymouth Road and crashed into the victim's vehicle. Investigation by the Detroit Police revealed a weapon in the defendant's vehicle. Police officers arrested the defendants at the scene.
Defendant Stringer has been charged with Murder - Second Degree, Fleeing and Eluding - First Degree, Reckless Driving Causing Death, Fleeing and Eluding - Second Degree and Reckless Driving Causing Serious Impairment of Bodily Function.*
Defendant Rembert has been charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Felony Firearm*
Both defendants were arraigned August 3, 2020 before 36th District Court Magistrate Laura Echartea. Rembert's Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for August 14, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.; his Preliminary Examination is scheduled for August 21, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. He received a $2500/10% bond.
Stringer's Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for August 17, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.; her Preliminary Examination is scheduled for August 24, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. She received a $100,000 cash/surety bond.
All hearings are before Judge Kenyetta Stanford-Jones in 36th District Court. The cases will be consolidated for the Preliminary Examinations. WCPO will release the date when it's confirmed. Please request a photograph of the defendants from the Detroit Police Department.
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.