(WJBK) - The van a father was driving in an alleged drunk driving crash on I-94 belonged to his employer and had been reported stolen, the company tells FOX 2.
Early Sunday morning, police say DeSandra's dad was responsible for a drunk driving crash on I-94 near the airport.
The little girl thought her father was dead, so she contacted police and left the van to get help. That's when investigators say another driver accidentally hit and killed DeSandra.
The van her father was driving at the time of the first accident is registered to Amor Transportation, a medical transport company in Livonia. He has been an employee of the company for more than 3 years, but he was not authorized to use the medical transport van for personal use.
Amor Transportation reported it stolen on Monday morning and on Tuesday, released this statement to FOX 2:
"The family of DeSandra Thomas has our deepest sympathy and is in our thoughts and prayers. We reported our vehicle stolen Monday morning and later learned of this tragic accident through media coverage. We have a lot of unanswered questions and we are in full cooperation with the police as they investigate. The vehicle involved in this accident was stolen. The driver had no authorization to use it and will be prosecuted. Amor is a quality transportation provider and a respectable leader in the industry. This is a very sad story with no silver lining. Rest in Heaven Little Angel."
The company says there were never any problems with the employee prior to this. Criminal charges are pending and Amor says his employment will be terminated.
A Go Fund Me account has been set up to help pay for DeSandra's funeral, click here to donate.