Inkster Man Charged in Jefferson Avenue Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run [Video]

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Michael-“Socks”-CavanaughDETROIT, MI – Brian Keith Garner, Jr., 29-years-old, of Inkster, has been charged in connection with the fatal hit and run that killed Michael “Socks” Cavanaugh, 23-years-old, of Taylor.

On Sunday August 19, 2018 at approximately 10:09 p.m., Michael Cavanaugh had just left the Motor City Muscle Festival. He was at the intersection of Griswold and Jefferson.

Brian Garner was driving westbound on Jefferson Avenue near Griswold Street in downtown Detroit. It is alleged he disregarded a traffic signal and struck the victim, who was crossing Jefferson Avenue in the crosswalk. It is further alleged Garner fled the scene.

Medics conveyed Michael Cavanaugh to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead from injuries sustained in the crash. On August 20, 2018, Brian Garner turned himself in at the 6th Precinct and was placed under arrested by DPD officers.

Garner has been charged with Reckless Driving Causing Death and Failure to Stay at the Scene of an Accident When At Fault Causing Death.

Garner was arraigned this afternoon before 36th District Court Magistrate Bari Blake Wood.  The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for August 29, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled forSeptember 4, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.  Both hearings are before Judge Kenneth King in 36th District Court.  The defendant received a $250,000 cash/surety bond.

Michael Patrick Cavanaugh, Jr. | 1995 – 2018 | Obituary

Loving son of Diane (John Taylor) and Michael Sr.  Devoted brother of Kyle (Iris), Brandy (Ken) and the late April (Rob) Pilch. Grandson of Daniela and Wieslaw Cyn. Nephew of Carol (Mark) Cyn-Lewis, Kathy (Robert) Fjelstad, Charlene (Mike) Tinkham, Carol Hanz, Nancy Smith, Mary (Ray) McCarrick and the late Dennis Cavanaugh and Kevin Cavanaugh.  Also survived by many cousins, nephews, a niece and many friends.

Visitation Friday 2 pm followed by the 6pm Funeral Service at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to Breast Cancer.

SERVICES
Visitation
Friday, August 24, 2018
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home
1139 N. Inkster Road
Garden City, Michigan 48135

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Funeral Service
Friday, August 24, 2018
6:00 PM

John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home
1139 N. Inkster Road
Garden City, Michigan 48135

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