Driver charged with murder in 2 Detroit crash deaths
A 30-year-old Detroit man has been charged with murder in a crash that killed a 53-year-old man and his 10-year-old daughter and injured several other people.
Antonio Banks was arraigned from his hospital bed, under police guard, on charges of second-degree murder, operating while intoxicated causing death, operating while intoxicated causing serious injury and reckless driving causing impairment of body function, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.
Authorities said that about 11:45 p.m. Sunday, Banks was speeding north on Linwood when his 2013 Chevy Impala rear-ended a 1996 Toyota that was stopped at a traffic signal.
The Toyota’s driver, George Noble of Detroit and his daughter, a passenger in the back seat, died from injuries suffered in the crash. A woman riding in the front seat was injured.
After the rear-end crash, the Impala veered into the path of oncoming southbound traffic, hitting a 2017 white Lincoln Continental. The 43-year-old male driver and 43-year-old female passenger were injured.
Banks and a male passenger in his car taken to a hospital with injuries.
Banks is scheduled for a probable cause conference at 8:30 a.m. May 30 and a preliminary examination at 1:30 p.m. June 6.