Southfield double fatal rollover crash

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Man Held On $1 Million Bond In Double Deadly Drunk Driving Crash

July 13, 2018 - 8:27 am

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) - A 20-year-old man who police say was driving drunk when he crashed his car, killing two passengers, is being held on a $1 million bond while the case moves through the courts. 

Armond Humes was arraigned Thursday on two counts each of operating while intoxicated causing death and failure to stop at scene of accident, when at fault, resulting in death.

Armond Humes
Armond Humes (Booking photo)
The crash happened around 6:10 a.m. Tuesday along the Northwestern Highway service drive just west of Lahser Road. Police say Humes missed a turn onto Berg Road and lost control of his vehicle, which struck a tree and overturned. 

After the crash, Humes ran away from the scene but was caught a short time later and arrested. 

Twenty-one-year-old Marcia Gingles, who was sitting in the front seat, was killed in the crash. Twenty-year-old Tyana Brana, who was sitting in the back seat, was taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries. 

Police say Humes underwent a breathalyzer test at the scene before he was transported to the hospital for a blood draw to determine his BAC.  Speed may have also contributed to the crash, investigators said, noting that the posted limit around the curve at Berg Rd. is 30 mph.

Humes is due back in court for a probable cause hearing on July 25, and a preliminary exam on August 1. If he's able to post bond, he's to be confined to home on an alcohol tether and cannot drive or leave the state of Michigan.