Roseville man charged in crash that killed boy riding ATV

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

A Roseville man has been charged in connection with a Saturday crash with an ATV that killed a 9-year-old boy on Detroit's east side, officials said.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said Monday it has authorized a charge of reckless driving causing death against Daveon Hardiman, 20. He was arraigned Monday in 36th District Court and given a $50,000 bond.

Hardiman is scheduled for a probable cause conference March 31 in 36th District Court before Judge Ronald Giles. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison. 

Authorities accuse Hardiman of causing the death of Mai’Juan Calderin, 9, of Detroit. 

Police were called about 3 p.m. Saturday to the scene of a crash on East Lantz Avenue and Andover Street near John R and West State Fair Avenue.

According to a preliminary investigation, Hardiman was driving in the wrong direction and over the speed limit on Andover when he crashed into Mai’Juan, who was operating a four-wheel ATV at the intersection of East Lantz.

Medics were called and pronounced the child deceased.

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