A Grand Rapids, Michigan man was held on $1 million bond after he allegedly drove drunk and struck his wife with the vehicle after an argument on Friday evening, authorities mentioned.
The Mason County Sheriff’s Office in Michigan mentioned 58-year-old Mark Lazon Casterman has been charged and arraigned on fees of murder, working whereas intoxicated inflicting dying, working on a suspended or revoked license whereas inflicting dying, and working whereas intoxicated.
Deputies responded to a crash on Freeman Road in Free Soil Township at about 11:15 a.m. on Sept. 15, and once they arrived, they found a 45-year-old Grand Rapids, Michigan lady, later recognized as Melissa Sue Casterman, was useless.
The driver, Melissa’s husband Mark Casterman, was arrested on the scene.
Over the weekend, detectives performed an in depth investigation that included amassing proof from the roadway, vehicle and sufferer, whereas additionally measuring tire marks and reviewing safety cameras within the space.
The sheriff’s workplace mentioned the investigation led detectives to consider Melissa Casterman was driving south on US 31 close to Freeman Road when an argument between her and her husband, who was additionally the passenger, came about.
Melissa pulled the vehicle onto the shoulder of the street and obtained out earlier than crossing the freeway and strolling southbound alongside the northbound shoulder.
Mark then obtained behind the wheel, authorities mentioned, and drove previous the sufferer twice earlier than doing one final U-turn, accelerating southbound on US 31, crossing the centerline, touring down the northbound shoulder and striking his wife.
Police mentioned Melissa was killed immediately after being hit.
During his arraignment, Mark Casterman was ordered to be held on $1 million bond money.
“Although I am heartbroken that such an event could play out in our community and done so publicly for innocent citizens to witness, I am grateful to our investigators,” Sheriff Kim C. Cole mentioned. “They worked tirelessly throughout the weekend putting this case together and did so with the commitment to finding the truth and seeking justice for the victim.”