GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The driver accused of hitting and killing a married couple in downtown Grand Rapids was in court Tuesday.
Jason Steven McCann, 44, of Grand Rapids was arraigned in 61st District Court on two counts of leaving the scene of a deadly crash and two counts of reckless driving causing death. Each count carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.
He was arrested Sunday morning, hours after police suspect he hit and killed Todd Fuhr and Tracy Curtiss Fuhr, both 56.
The couple was using a crosswalk near the intersection of Grandville Avenue and Oakes Street SW when they were hit by a westbound vehicle that disregarded the stop sign. The vehicle then took off, leaving the Fuhrs dead at the scene.
Police said they were able to make an arrest in the case after getting information from members of the public.
Although police have not indicated whether alcohol was a factor in this crash, court documents show McCann has a history of drunken driving arrests.
The Fuhrs’ sons said they were devastated by the incident remembering their parents as caring, loving and generous.
McCann was stoic on court Tuesday. When asked by the judge if he had anything to say, he said simply, “No.”
The judge then set a cash surety bond of $100,000. If he is released on bond, he must wear a tether, the judge ordered.
The Fuhrs’ sons said Tuesday that visitation is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Arsulowicz Brothers funeral home on Michigan Street NE in Grand Rapids. A memorial will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church on Richmond Street NW at 11 a.m. Friday.