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Hit-And-Run Driver Charged In Motorcyclist's Death

April 19, 2019 - 7:58 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - A 60-year-old man who allegedly fled the scene after fatally striking a motorcyclist has been charged in the case.

Malcolm Lewis Davis, of Detroit, was arraigned Thursday on a charge of failure to stop at the scene of an accident -- a five-year felony. 

Officials say Davis was driving westbound on Puritan near the Southfield Freeway around 12:15 a.m. on April 9, when he disregarded a stop sign. The victim, who was heading northbound on Lindsay Street, struck Davis' vehicle. After the collision, Davis fled the scene. 

The victim, 41-year-old Gerald Massey, was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Prosecutors say a police investigation led to Davis' arrest. He's due back in court for a probable cause conference on May 1, followed by a preliminary exam on May 7.