Detroit man charged in double-fatal crash beat gun charge in October


Detroit – A 20-year-old Detroit man who faced ten charges in a double-fatal car accident involving a single vehicle in late April is currently in the middle of his third crime case this year, court records show.

On the night of Wednesday, April 29, around 11 p.m., a 2003 Chevy Tahoe was driving north on St. Mary’s near Pembroke when the driver lost control and hit a tree. That’s on the west side of Detroit, south of Eight Mile, west of Greenfield.

Of the five people in the SUV, one man and one woman died. Two other passengers were injured.

April:Police: 2 dead, 3 injured after car crashed into a tree on the west side of Detroit

And now, eight months later, the man suspected of driving the Tahoe that night is on trial.

David Hedwood Jr. faced 10 crimes in the accident: two incidents each of reckless driving resulting in death and driving with a driver’s license resulting in death, and three incidents in which any driver with a suspended license was seriously injured and reckless driving causes severe impairment.

Hedwood was tried twice in separate cases in Detroit’s 36th District Court on Thursday.

In the driving case, he received a $ 50,000 loan. His conference on probable causes will be held on December 21st.

And in one hidden gun case, Hedwood was charged with his arrest Tuesday by 36th District Court judge Joseph Boyer, who gave him $ 2,000 personal bail. These only have to be paid if a person does not appear in court.

Even if Hedwood were to bind in the suitcase, he would have to wear a GPS tether. One concept of personal bond in the gun case is that he cannot own firearms.

Hedwood’s earlier crime case that year was thanks to another who carried a covert gun arrest in June, court records show. Hedwood received a personal loan of $ 10,000 in this instance.

However, on October 1, the complaining witness never showed up at his preliminary examination, so the state dismissed the case.

So far in 2020, according to the state police, 966 people have died in car accidents in Michigan. That is 59 more than at this time last year.

In 2019, there were 902 fatal crashes, according to Michigan state police. Only more than 49% of them were single vehicle accidents.


Dusty Kennedy