Detroit Woman Charged in Fatal Car Crash

Shemeeka Lashawn Walthall

DETROIT, MI – Shemeeka Lashawn Walthall, 26-years-old, of Detroit, has been charged in connection with the fatal car crash that killed pedestrian Arthur Brewer, 82-years-old, of Detroit.

On April 14, 2020 at approximately 3:08 p.m., Detroit police officers were dispatched to the area of Evergreen Road and Pilgrim Street in response to a two vehicle car crash with pedestrian involvement.  Upon arrival, the officers found the lifeless body of Mr. Brewer. Medics arrived at the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

It is alleged that Shemeeka Walthall, with a passenger in her car, drove her vehicle northbound on Evergreen Road at a high rate of speed, crossed the double yellow traffic line on the left, passed a DDOT bus and attempted to re-enter the northbound lane of Evergreen Road.  

It is further alleged that Walthall then lost control of her vehicle, left the roadway and struck a tree before striking a parked car in a driveway from which Mr. Brewer was unloading groceries.  She and her passenger fled the scene.  The defendant turned herself in to the Detroit Police.

On April 18, 2020 the defendant was charged with Second Degree Murder, Reckless Driving Causing Death, and Leaving the Scene When at Fault Causing Death.

She was arraigned on April 18, 2020 in 34th District Court by Judge Linda Mack. The arraignment information was not available until this afternoon. The defendant received a $50,000 bond. Her Probable Cause Conferenceis in April 30,2020 and the Preliminary Examination is on May 7, 2020 before Judge Ronald Giles.

Detroit Woman Charged in Fatal Car Crash