DETROIT (WWJ) – The family of the Clinton Township man who ended up in a medically-induced coma after a mob beating has collected about 173,000 dollars.
Most of the donations are coming in from an online fundraising site. A Roseville art gallery also collected over $2,000 Saturday night.
The business held an auction and candlelight vigil which drew about 200 supporters.
Utash is awake now. Five people have been arraigned in the case to date as police continue to investigate the crime.
As first reported by WWJ Newsradio 950, an 11-year-old boy suffered a broken leg on Wednesday when he was hit by a pickup truck after walking into the street near Morang and Balfour. The driver, Steven Utash, immediately got out of his truck after hitting the boy and was viciously attacked by 10 to 12 men. The beating was so brutal, Utash was rendered unconscious.
In just one day, over $60,000 had been raised to help the family of a Roseville man who was beaten by a group of people on Detroit’s east side pay for medical expenses.
Anyone who witnessed the attack, can identify the assailants, or who has any information about this case is urged to call Detroit police at 313-596-1616. Tips can be made anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.