Car fleeing larceny may have caused Roseville crash

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

A 45-year-old Warren man was arraigned Friday on five felony counts for his alleged involvement in a fatal crash that killed a 51-year-old Warren man.

Tony Walker is charged with homicide, operating while intoxicated causing death, reckless driving causing death and two counts of operating while intoxicated causing serious injury.​ He was arraigned in the hospital by 39th District Court Judge Joseph F. Boedeker​. Bond was set at $1 million cash/surety.

Police continued to search Friday for a second occupant of the vehicle who ran from the crash around 12:40 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Kelly and Masonic, police said.

The two vehicles, a silver Chevy HHR carrying three people and a silver 2001 Jeep SUV with two people, collided at the intersection, according to a preliminary investigation.

“After the crash, the occupants of the silver Jeep fled on foot,” police said in a statement Thursday. “About an hour after the incident, one of the occupants of the Jeep was located and taken into custody.”

Walker was in police custody. Police continue to look for the other occupant, a man believed to be in his 30s. Police initially said the occupants of the Jeep SUV may have been involved in a larceny prior to the crash, but did not provide any update Friday on that aspect of the investigation.

A 71-year-old Warren woman and a 73-year-old Warren man traveling in the HHR were taken to a hospital in critical condition. The 51-year-old man traveling with them was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victims names have been released.

Walker's next court appearance is set for June 14 in 39th District Court.

Anyone with information is asked to call Roseville police at (586) 447-4484.

(313) 222-2311