Man, 28, arraigned over fatal hit-and-run

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Detroit — A 28-year-old man was arraigned Wednesday on reckless driving and other charges in connection to a fatal hit-and-run last week, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

Detroit resident Jimmie Lee Jackson IV is charged with reckless driving causing death, failure to stop at an at-fault accident causing death, operating with a suspended, revoked or denied license causing death, and operating with a suspended, revoked or denied license.

He was arraigned Wednesday morning in 36th District Court in Detroit, where bond was set at $100,000, 10 percent.

Jackson allegedly hit a Detroit woman while driving at a high rate of speed around 10:56 p.m. Aug. 17 northbound on the 7600 block of Greenview Avenue, said Maria Miller, spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office. He was driving a friend’s car when he struck the woman, who was standing in the street near the driver’s door of her car.

The woman was thrown more than 30 feet from her car after impact, Miller said.

Jackson allegedly fled from the scene after the crash. The victim was taken to a local hospital where she died from multiple injuries.

Jackson was arrested Monday following an investigation by the Detroit Police Department, Miller said.

He is due back in court Sept. 2 for a probable cause conference and Sept. 9 for a preliminary examination before Judge Shannon Holmes, Miller said.

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