Woman charged in fatal car crash in Eastpointe

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A 47-year-old Royal Oak woman has been charged for what police say is her role in a fatal car crash Wednesday night in Eastpointe.

About 10:45 p.m., police say Jenell Capreice Bailey was seen driving a green Dodge Caravan northbound on Gratiot at a high rate of speed, weaving into and out of traffic and running red lights.

When the vehicle approached a red light at Gratiot and Chesterfield, south of 10 Mile, she allegedly tried to move from the far right lane to the far left lane. There, she allegedly hit a Chrysler Sebring from behind, at the red light, killing Pavlos Frank Dion, a 65-year-old Fraser man. Dion’s car got so turned around it was facing southbound on the side of Gratiot that heads north, police say.

Dion was taken to St. John’s Hospital in Detroit, but died.

After several field sobriety tests, Eastpointe police arrested Bailey. Bailey was also treated at an area hospital for minor injuries.

At an arraignment Thursday at 38th District Court, Bailey was given a bond of $750,000 by magistrate Karen Haydett. Bailey is charged with homicide in the second degree; operating a vehicle while intoxicated, causing death; and operating with a suspended license, causing death.

jdickson@detroitnews.com