Romulus Father Charged with Second-degree Murder in Ingham County Double Fatal Crash

MASON, MI – Damerious Robert Church, 29-years-old man, from Romulus, was charged today in connection with the double fatal crash on I-96 in Wheatfield Township on March 8th.

Damerious Church was allegedly driving “aggressively and attempting to pass vehicles on the shoulder of the highway” on Interstate 96 near Williamston with his 9-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter in the back seat on March 8

Church lost control of his vehicle where his vehicle left the roadway  just east of Zimmer Road. His vehicle slammed into a tree.

Both children were pronounced dead at the scene.

Damerious Church was arraigned in front of Magistrate Blumer of the 55th District Court on 2-counts of 2nd Degree Homicide, 2-counts of OWI Causing Death and 2-counts of DWLS causing death. His bond was set at $25,000.00 and his next court date will be June 13th at 0830 a.m. in front of Judge Boyd of the 55th District Court, Mason MI.