Detroit man charged with hit-and-run that killed 8-year-old boy

By Halston Herrera, Senior News Editor for ClickOnDetroit.com, @ClickOnHalston, hherrera@wdiv.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:45:04 AM EST
Updated On: Sep 27 2013 05:20:32 PM EDT

An 8-year-old boy was struck and killed by a vehicle when he was riding his bike. Neighbors say the intersection is just not safe.

DETROIT -

Darrin Wilhite at Christmas A Detroit man has been charged with a hit-and-run that killed an 8-year-old boy on Tuesday.

Alfonso Butler, 47, is facing a charge of leaving the scene of an injury accident causing death, which carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison. His arraignment is set for 1 p.m. Friday.

Butler is accused of speeding in his Ford Explorer when he hit Darrin Wilhite, who was riding his bike, on West Chicago near Abington Avenue.

Butler allegedly didn't stop, continuing to drag Wilhite and his bike for blocks.

8-year-old boy's bike Detroit 1

Butler turned himself into police the next day.

Wilhite was rushed to a hospital, but died.

Darrin Wilhite in class

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