Hearing for man accused in fatal drunken driving crash moved to district court in Chelsea
A man accused of driving drunk earlier this month, when he allegedly struck and killed a local real estate agent and Vietnam veteran, will make his next court appearance in Chelsea.
Washtenaw County District Court Judge Richard Conlin on Tuesday adjourned a hearing in Kevin Warren’s case at the Washtenaw Avenue Service Center and rescheduled it for 8:30 a.m. Sept. 20 at the 14A-3 District Courthouse in Chelsea.
Warren, 43, of Scio Township is charged with operating while intoxicated causing death and failing to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in death.
Authorities say he was behind the wheel of an SUV about 11:30 p.m. Aug. 4 heading east on Marshall Road when he allegedly struck Gary Lillie, who was walking in the same direction.
Investigators said Warren left the scene of the Scio Township crash and went home. After arriving at home, he called 911 and then returned to the scene of the accident near Baker Road, where witnesses were with Lillie.
Lillie, 70, worked for many years to transform and sell vacant land in Washtenaw County and also owned and operated Gary Lillie & Associates Inc., a commercial real estate firm. A memorial service was held Sunday in his honor.
A judge on Aug. 6 set Warren's bond at $25,000, with the right to post 10 percent. Warren paid the necessary $2,500 for his release later that day, an employee at the Washtenaw County Jail said Tuesday.
(This story was revised to correct information regarding the arrest of the suspect.)