WAYNE (WWJ) – Murder charges have been filed against a woman involved in a deadly hit-and-run accident in Wayne.
Onika Fields was arraigned Friday in 29th District Court on charges of second degree murder and driving while license suspended causing death. She pleaded not guilty to the charges and was ordered held on a $10,000 bond ahead of a September 1 preliminary exam.
In announcing the charges, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said cars can be a murder weapon, just like a gun or knife.
“The alleged defendant’s conduct in this case was dangerous to everyone who was on Wayne County roads on August 12th at 2:00 p.m.,” said Worthy.
The incident began when Fields, who was driving even though her license is suspended, allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of Van Born and Middlebelt roads and crashed into another vehicle.
After the collision, police say Fields continued driving westbound on Van Born. She allegedly ran another red light at the intersection of Merriman Road, striking two vehicles — one driven by a 67-year-old Romulus woman who had to be cut out of her car with the Jaws of Life. That woman, identified in reports as Alzada Dolencic, was airlifted to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Fields was taken to the hospital for treatment of critical injuries before being taken into police custody.