'Drunk' driver, 23, faces second-degree murder charge for 'killing' his friend in SECOND fatal crash in two years

Mail Online | 1/16/2017 | Mollie Cahillane For Dailymail.com
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A Michigan man is facing four felony charges after being involved in a second fatal crash in the same amount of years.

On Tuesday a judge ruled that there is enough evidence to charge 23-year-old Cody Hawk-Berning to stand trial for second-degree murder, operating while intoxicated causing death, reckless driving causing death and failing to stop at the scene of a crash resulting in death.

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James Conaty, 22, was killed on January 16, 2017 when Hawk-Berning drove a van that crashed into a tree in Ingham County.

The Detroit Free Press reported that District Court Judge Donald Allen said Hawk-Berning was aware he could have caused death or risked serious injury by speeding while drunk and should have learned lessons from the previous killer crash.

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'He could have avoided this by not going out,' Allen said.

Hawk-Berning allegedly left the scene of the crash, went home, and then returned with his girlfriend Morgien Hewitt, who first told police she was driving the van before Hawk-Berning admitted he was the driver.

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