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Hit-and-Run Crash Causes Fatality in Ypsilanti County

Christine Eke3 years ago

In Grand Rapids, Michigan, a 26-year-old man, Sean Peay, was hit by a car while crossing the street in the early hours of the morning. The driver, Shanara Reed, is suspected to have driven through a stop sign and did not stop after hitting Peay.

Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident

  • According to the Ann Arbor News, Peay and two companions were leaving a bar at about 3:30 am one morning; they did not have a ride so they were walking to a female’s house who they had met earlier that night.
  • Reed was driving a carload of five people down the same road Peay was crossing.
  • Reed was supposed to come to a stop, but failed to do so, and ended up crashing into Peay; she did not stop her vehicle to tend to Peay after hitting him.
  • She is now faces a felony count of failing to stop at an automobile accident resulting in serious impairment or death and a misdemeanor charge for failing to stop at an accident.
  • Peay died about 12 hours later; after internal bleeding in his brain led him into a coma, his family decided to take him off life support.

Stricter Penalties for Texas Hit-and-Run Drivers

  • The Texas lawmakers recently passed a bill that went into affect September 1,  increasing  the penalties for drivers who left the scene of an accident involving an injury.
  • The measure provides that a failure to stop and render aid is a second-degree felony, punishable up to 20 years in prison and $10,000 in fines; previously, the same charge would render a third-degree felony.
  • This bill was in response to tragic hit-and-runs causing the death of several pedestrians across Texas.
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