Detroit Man Charged In Fatal Hit And Run

(DETROIT, MI) – A Detroit man has been charged in the death of Joseph Rutherford, 53, of Detroit, after he was struck by a car on August 6.

According to Detroit Police, Jorge Gabiel Vallecillo-Espinoza, 37, was driving recklessly when he fatally struck and killed Rutherford at Junction Street and Federal Street in Detroit. Investigators say that Vallecillo-Espinoza then fled the scene.

He has been charged with reckless driving causing death and with failure to remain and released on a $75,000 bond. His next appearance will be in the 36th District Court on August 28.

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