Trial begins for woman charged in FedEx driver's death
(WJBK) - The trial is expected to get underway Monday for a Grosse Pointe Woods woman charged in a fatal crash involving a FedEx truck.
Myah Batts, 26, faces charges of second-degree murder, operating while intoxicated and driving without a license.
Prosecutors say she was speeding on Newport Street near Chandler Park Drive back in February, when she blew a stop sign and hit the truck.
The driver, 48-year-old Rodrick Motley, who was a veteran employee with FedEx , was ejected from the truck and later died.
Police say Batts was fleeing the scene of a different accident when she collided with the FedEx truck.
Motley was a father of four. He is survived by his wife and his children.
Batts has numerous violations on her driving record, from driving on a suspended license to speeding and causing an accident.
She is being held on half million cash surety bond.