More details have emerged in the case of a woman from Durham died and another Durham woman suffered personal injuries in a hit-and-run accident in Michigan.
At approximately 10 p.m. on July 25, 28-year-old Dustan Lyle Bowen was driving a 1994 Ford Explorer when he struck a group of five pedestrians, killing 31-year-old Durham native Julie Hatch and 24-year-old Kent City, Michigan native Sara Dobbrastine. He then fled the scene and was apprehended the following day, according to Mackinac County Sheriff Scott Strait.
Also in the accident, Durham resident Jonel Hoogterp was seriously injured and was later transferred to Marquette General Hospital, where she was listed in critical condition as of July 30.
According to Mackinac County prosecuting attorney Fred Feleppa, Bowen drove into a crowd of approximately a dozen people who were part of a larger group in town for a family reunion.
Police charged Bowen with two counts of second-degree murder, failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in death, failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in serious impairment, killing animals, and driving outside license restrictions. If convicted, he could face a maximum sentence of life in prison.