Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Shayla Deneice Tucker, 33 (DOB: 12/27/82), of Detroit, in connection with a fatal car crash that occurred at Michigan and Trumbull in Detroit. On April 2, 2016 at approximately 1:00 a.m., it is alleged that Tucker was driving her car west on Michigan Avenue at an excessive speed when she had a collision with another car that struck and killed Paul Pesola, 35, of Pelkie, Michigan. The impact caused the victim to be thrown over an eight foot fence into the former Tiger Stadium grounds. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by a medic. Tucker was transported to a local hospital for treatment and taken into custody.
Tucker has been charged with Reckless Driving Causing Death (15 years). The defendant was arraigned on Friday, April 8, 2016. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for April 15, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for April 20, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Both hearings are before 36th District Court Judge Deborah Langston. The defendant received a $150,000/10% bond.
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