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Flint Boy Dies from Auto Accident by Man Who Should Have not been Driving

FLINT, MI – In a sad turn of events, a little boy has died as the result of injuries that he sustained in a car accident on Monday, May 11th, 2015, by a person who should have not been behind the wheel of that vehicle in the first place.Matthew Marshall

On Monday at approximately 8pm Flint Police responded to the scene of a traffic crash at the intersection of Mabel and Minnesota. At that location was a vehicle that had been struck on the driver’s side.

There were 5 occupants in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Two of the occupants, a 12-year-old boy and an 8-year-old boy, were ejected from the vehicle. Four people from this vehicle were injured, one critically.

A second vehicle, which is believed to have disregarding a stop sign at a high rate of speed, had left the scene but was located near Levern and Churchill by a Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputy. That driver was arrested and also received medical attention.

The 12-year-old boy, Nikko Germani, died on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 evening.

Charges were issued yesterday against the driver of the second vehicle. Matthew Marshall, 26-years-old, has been arraigned on those charges today.  He is now facing two counts of Operating While Intoxicated Causing Serious Injury, two counts of Operating – License Suspended, Revoked, Denied – Causing Serious Injury and two counts of Failure to Stop at Scene of Accident Resulting in Serious Impairment or Death.

The charges against Marshall are expected to be amended as a result of the death of Nikko Germani.

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