WYOMING, Mich. — A man charged with failing to stop at an accident after a Grand Rapids-area woman was struck and killed by a truck equipped with a snowplow has been ordered jailed on $1 million bond.
The Grand Rapids Press reports (http://bit.ly/2jEL0WF ) Wyoming District Court Judge Steven Timmers took 21-year-old Austin Hill’s criminal history into consideration Friday when raising the bond previously set at $750,000. A not guilty plea has been entered.
Defense lawyer Craig Haehnel had requested a personal recognizance bond.
Chelsea Crawford was hit Tuesday while she walked on a road in Wyoming, a Grand Rapids suburb. Hill’s truck was located that night and he was arrested on Wednesday. Video from cameras on a nearby property played a key role in the investigation.
Hill’s criminal record, which includes drug charges, could enhance his sentence if convicted.
Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, http://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids