Man charged after hit-and-run crash kills 107-year-old woman in Allen Park

George Hunter
The Detroit News

Allen Park — A 19-year-old man from Taylor is facing five years in prison for a felony charge after he allegedly crashed Friday into a vehicle and fled the scene.

A 107-year-old passenger later died from her injuries, police said.

Timothy Bieringer was charged with one count of failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in serious impairment or death by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office on Monday. 

Officials said Bieringer fled the scene of the crash on foot but police were able to find and detain him the same day by help of a witness of the crash who took a picture of the driver.

Allen Park police said on Facebook the alleged hit-and-run incident happened near Goddard and Reeck. 

"Help needed," the department's 2:29 p.m. post said. "We are looking for a suspect that just fled the scene on foot, of a serious/fatal, motor vehicle accident."

Moments later, the department posted to Facebook a grainy photo of the suspect. At 3:59 p.m. Friday, the department posted: "Thanks for the support and help. We have the suspect in custody."

Allen Park police were not available Sunday for comment.

Police responded to the crash just after 2 p.m. Friday. Officers said the woman was found in the passenger seat of a car driven by her 78-year-old son, both from Allen Park. The woman was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Bieringer is expected to be arraigned in 24th District Court in Allen Park Monday afternoon.