MOUNT CLEMENS, MI – On Monday May 4th, 2021 charges were authorized against a 17-year-old man, identified as Angelo Smith, from Detroit for the murder of a young woman last week in a fatal multi-car crash near the intersection of Van Dyke Ave and 15 Mile Rd.
Angelo Smith has been charged with:
• Homicide – Felony Murder – a felony charge, punishable by life without parole;
• Homicide – Murder – Second Degree, a felony, punishable by up to life in prison;
• Police Officer – Fleeing – First Degree – Vehicle Code, a fifteen-year felony; and,
• Police Officer – Fleeing – Second Degree – Vehicle Code, a ten-year felony.
Police and prosecutors allege that Angelo Smith was traveling at a high rate of speed, in a stolen vehicle, on southbound Van Dyke before causing a fatal, three car cash at the intersection of Van Dyke Ave and 15 Mile Rd. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Our County is grieving the tragic death of a young woman,” stated Macomb County Prosecutor Peter J. Lucido. “This blatant disregard for the lives of others must stop. These individuals who threaten our communities will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
Angelo Smith was arraigned by Judge Kimberley Wiegand in Sterling Heights District Court. Bond was set at $100,000 cash/surety only.
It is important to note that the multi-jurisdictional investigation of the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident is still open as others involved have not yet been apprehended.