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Oxford Man Charged in Fatal Car Crash

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Matthew C. Bockhart, 28 (DOB: 11/12/1990), of Oxford, Michigan, in connection with a fatal car crash that occurred on September 11, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. It is alleged that Bockhart was driving recklessly when he struck and killed a 65-year-old man at Gratiot Avenue and Linnhurst Street. The victim was struck while he was working as a sign holder for a local business. It is further alleged that the defendant's car dragged the victim's body approximately 150 feet from the crash scene as he fled from the area. Investigation by Detroit Fatal Squad officers identified Bockhart as the driver. On September 12, 2019 he was taken into custody in Oakland County.

Defendant Bockhart has been charged with Reckless Driving Causing Death and Failure to Stop at Scene of Accident - When at Fault - Causing Death.* He was arraigned on September 14, 2019 in 34th District Court in Romulus. He received a $50,000/10% with a GPS tether. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled on September 24, 2019, and the Preliminary Examination is scheduled on October 1, 2019 in 36th District Court. A photograph of the defendant is attached.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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