Woman charged in fatal crash on Detroit’s west side

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

A 25-year-old woman was arraigned on multiple charges after she allegedly caused a car crash that killed two people while intoxicated last week.

Brittany Tyeisha-Monique Garrett has been charged with two counts of failure to stop at the scene of an accident when at fault, resulting in death; two counts of operating while license is suspended, revoked or denied, causing death, and two counts of operating while intoxicated, causing death.

According to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, around 12:15 a.m. May 29 Garrett allegedly hit another vehicle after she ran through a stop sign while traveling westbound on Chalfonte at Greenfield.

“The impact of the crash caused the second vehicle to swerve onto the sidewalk, striking a man in a wheelchair,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement on Tuesday. “Both the driver of the second car and the man in the wheelchair died as a result of this car crash.”

Garrett was arraigned in a hospital on June 2. She is being held in the Wayne County Jail on a $150,000 bond.

Garrett is scheduled to appear in 36th District Court for a probable cause conference on Thursday. A preliminary examination is set for June 15.


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