Driver charged in death of construction worker


DETROIT — A woman has been charged in a crash that killed a 57-year-old road construction worker.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office said 22-year-old Samiya Speed of Detroit was arraigned Monday on several charges: operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing death; driving on a suspended license causing death; and careless driving in a work zone causing death.

David Snell of Bay City was in a construction zone on Interstate 75 near downtown Detroit last Thursday when he was struck by a vehicle.

Snell was helping another worker connect a utility trailer to a pickup.

The driver has a June 26 probable cause conference in 36th District Court.

Her preliminary examination is scheduled for July 2.

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