Man charged after 2 girls hit, 1 fatally, on Detroit beach

DETROIT (AP) – A prosecutor says a man has been charged with murder for allegedly driving onto a Detroit beach on Memorial Day and striking two girls, fatally injuring one of them.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Friday 23-year-old Alexander Armond Smith of Detroit faces several charges, including open murder and reckless driving causing serious impairment. He allegedly drove Monday evening onto a beach along Detroit’s Belle Isle on the Detroit River and struck two Dearborn girls before driving away.

Worthy says 12-year-old Ghadir Saleh later died of her injuries, while a 16-year-old girl was injured. Michigan State Police said Thursday she remained in critical condition.