Drunk-driving suspect charged in fatal crash with animal control officer heads to trial
MONROE COUNTY, MI – A woman accused of driving drunk and crashing into an on-duty animal control officer who died of her injuries is heading to trial for murder. The on-duty animal control officer, 24-yar-old Darrian Young, was critically injured in the crash and died two days later, police said. Woman charged with 2nd-degree murder for animal control officer’s death in crashDropulich was also seriously injured in the crash but has since recovered, police said. The Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office authorized murder charges against Dropulich in December after police finished investigating the crash. She is currently being held in the Monroe County Jail without bond.mlive.com
Woman arrested, charged with murder in connection with Monroe County Animal Control officer killed in crash
MONROE, Mich. – A 47-year-old woman from Hudson was arrested Friday in connection with the death of Monroe County Animal Control officer Darrian Young. Michele Anne Dropulich was arraigned Saturday on charges of second degree murder and operating while intoxicated causing death and reckless driving causing death. Police believe Dropulich was speeding when she ran a red light at the intersection of Raisinville and South Custer roads on June 4, striking Young’s vehicle, killing her. Police said lab results revealed Dropulich was intoxicated at the time of the collision. Dropulich is being held at the Monroe County Jail.
Funeral held for Monroe County Animal Control officer killed in crash
MONROE, Mich. Officer Darrian Young was honored Saturday with a horse-drawn carriage procession on South Dixie Highway to Monroe Missionary Baptist Church. Police are still looking for the driver who struck Youngs vehicle June 4. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. The vehicle is described as a black 2014 Dodge Caravan with no license plate. At some point before the crash, the Dodge Caravan was damaged from the front end.
4-year-old boy killed in Monroe County car crash
RAISINVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. Michigan State Police are investigating a car crash that killed a 4-year-old boy on Saturday afternoon. The mans 4-year-old son was in a booster seat and wearing a seatbelt in the backseat of the passenger side of the Nissan, officials said. Troopers say the boy was unresponsive at the scene and was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The boys father and the 37-year-old Maybee woman driving the Jeep were also transported to the hospital and treated for their injuries, officials said. No additional details were provided regarding the cause of the crash.
Member of Monroe County Sheriffs Office in critical condition after multiple-car crash in Monroe
MONROE, Mich. The Monroe County Sheriffs Office is investigating a traffic crash involving a Monroe County Sheriffs Animal Control Division vehicle from their department that occurred in Monroe on Thursday. Officials say a 44-year-old woman was driving westbound on M-50 and disregarded a red light at the intersection of Raisinville and South Custer roads, striking the county sheriffs vehicle that was traveling south on Rasinville Road. The driver of the county sheriffs vehicle was transported to the hospital and listed in critical condition. Officials say the woman driver, from Hudson, Michigan, sustained serious injuries and was also taken to the hospital. The woman is believed to have been involved in a previous hit-and-run incident in Monroe, officials said.
Police investigating after body found in River Raisin
RAISINVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Police are investigating after a body was found Sunday night in River Raisin. According to authorities, the body was found north of South Custar Road, east of Raisinville Road. It was discovered by kayakers in the area. The investigation is ongoing. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.