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Suspected drunk driver charged in Commerce Township crash that killed Milford woman

Janet Reed died when she was rear-ended by suspect on Pontiac Trail in Commerce Township

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NOVI, Mich. – A suspected drunk driver accused of causing the crash that claimed the life of a woman who was out delivering pizzas has been given a $100,000 bond.

Goran Djordjevski was arraigned Thursday on charges related to Monday evening's crash on Pontiac Trail in Commerce Township that killed 44-year-old Janet Reed. He is charged with operating while intoxicated causing death and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

Djordjevski was behind the wheel of a Chevy Traverse when he allegedly rear-ended Reed's GMC Jimmy.

The impact of the crash caused Reed's Jimmy to flip and catch fire.

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"Unfortunately, the victim died a horrible death of smoke inhalation and thermal burns, so she basically burned to death," said Undersheriff Mike McCabe.

Djordjevski walked away from the scene, but a citizen found him and brought him back to police. His preliminary breath test was .249 percent. Results from a blood test are still pending.

He is married with two young children. His family owns the Farmington Hills location of the "Bone Yard Bar-B-Q," where he works.

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