STANTON, Mich. (WOOD) - A 57-year-old Howard City man was charged July 20 for a hit-and-run accident in April that killed 20-year-old Tyler Helton.
Ronald Williams is accused of not stopping after striking Helton in the 19000 block of Stanton Road, northeast of Sand Lake, on the night of April 21, 2012.
Helton was airlifted to a Grand Rapids hospital for treatment, but he died the next morning.
At the time, Michigan State Police said the driver of the suspected vehicle had been identified and his vehicle had been located.
Investigators said the driver called dispatch the next morning after seeing the news about the crash. They described the man - now identified as Williams - as cooperative.
Tyler Helton's father, Marty, told 24 Hour News 8 he was told Williams thought he hit a deer.
The official charge against Williams -- failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in serious impairment or death -- is a felony that carries a maximum prison sentence of five years and/or a $5000 fine.
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