Detroit woman charged in pedestrian’s death bound over
A 33-year-old Detroit woman charged in the traffic death of an Upper Peninsula man hit so hard by the impact that he was thrown over a fence outside the old Tiger Stadium grounds waived her preliminary examination in the matter Friday and was bound over to stand trial for the incident.
Shayla Tucker appeared for the hearing with her defense attorney Wright Blake. She is free on a $150,000 cash surety bond while she awaits further proceedings in the case.
Authorities say Tucker was driving around 1 a.m. April 2 when she had a collision with another car, which then struck Paul Pesola Jr., 35. The impact of the crash caused a chain reaction catapulting Pesola, of Pelkie in the Upper Peninsula, to be thrown over an 8-foot fence around the former baseball stadium. His body was found about four hours after the incident.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by a medic.
Tucker was taken to a hospital and then taken into custody. She was charged with reckless driving causing death. Tucker, her family and Blake refused comment Friday about the charges against her.
She is due back in court May 6 for an Arraignment on Information.