Jerrica Speed Accident – The driver and car that were involved in an accident that claimed the life of a 13-year-old child on Sunday have been identified, according to an announcement made by the Benton Police Department on Tuesday night. A news statement identified Jerrica Speed, who is 28 years old and lives in Hot Springs, as the vehicle’s driver. According to the police, Speed spoke with authorities about the crash, and consequently, detectives were able to confirm that the car was involved.
According to the release, once the investigation into the crime has been finished by the detectives, they will hand over the case file to the prosecutors so that they can make a recommendation regarding the charges. On Sunday, the investigation got underway when the body of the victim was discovered close to South Service Road. At approximately seven in the morning, police were dispatched to the 19000 block of South Service Road in response to reports of a child who was unresponsive.
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According to a press release issued by the Police Department, the authorities discovered the boy’s body at the scene and had the suspicion that he had been the victim of a hit-and-run accident that had occurred earlier that morning. The release didn’t name the boy. According to the police, the evidence suggested that an accident occurred, and the accident included a black Nissan Pathfinder that had damage on the passenger side. According to the release, the inquiry that is currently taking place has been taken over by the department’s Criminal Investigation Division.
Related topic: 1 dead, 1 injured in fiery crash in Benton Harbor
After a violent collision on Benton Harbor’s Main Street late on Saturday, one person is dead and another is hurt. Around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, Benton Harbor Public Safety officers received a complaint of a black BMW speeding into the city on Main Street. This is when the incident started to take place. According to Benton Harbor Public Safety, when police arrived, they found the black BMW on Main Street and Fifth Street tipped over and in flames.
The 33-year-old driver had been thrown from the car, according to the police. At the scene, the driver was declared deceased. According to public safety officials, the passenger, a 22-year-old, was injured “significantly” and was taken to a local hospital. Names are being withheld pending family notification and more inquiry while the crash is still being investigated, according to Benton Harbor Public Safety officials.
Call the department’s tip line at 269-927-0293 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-342-STOP if you have information regarding the event (7867). The TIP411 app also allows for anonymous information submission. Search for Benton Harbor DPS in the app store to find the app. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, Benton Charter Township Police, and the Michigan State Police provided assistance to Benton Harbor Public Safety.
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