Warren man dies after hit-and-run crash

By: Gena Johnson | Warren Weekly | Published May 17, 2024

 Savion Jones

Savion Jones


WARREN — The suspect in a fatal hit-and-run crash near 11 Mile and Hoover roads was arraigned in the 37th District Court before Judge Michael Chupa on May 9.

Savion Jones, 35, of Warren, was charged with one count of failing to stop at the scene of a crash resulting in death, a five-year felony.

The incident happened on May 4 at approximately 9:56 p.m. Warren police and fire crews were reportedly called to the scene and saw a 65-year-old male in the roadway suffering from life-threatening injuries. The Warren Fire Department transported the man to an area hospital where staff later reported the man had died.

The investigation revealed the man was walking northbound on Hoover when a black 2020 Dodge Ram struck him, according to a release from the Warren Police Department. The driver allegedly fled from the scene and parked at a nearby business after the crash.

Police reportedly found the vehicle parked and unoccupied at a Shelby Township storage facility. After making contact with the registered owner, it was confirmed the owner was out of state at the time of the incident. The investigation reportedly revealed that Jones was the likely driver of the Dodge Ram at the time of the crash. According to police, Jones later made statements to investigators confirming his involvement in the incident.

Jones entered a “not guilty” plea at his arraignment. Chupa set bond at $200,000 cash or surety. If bond is posted, Jones is required to wear a GPS tether.

According to police, Jones has a previous felony fraud conviction and was charged as a habitual second offender.

At press time there was no attorney of record to contact for comment on behalf of Jones, according to court records.

Jones was in the Macomb County Jail ahead of a probable cause conference at 9:30 a.m. on May 23.

“A hit-and-run isn’t merely an accident; it’s a deliberate act of callousness,” said Macomb County Prosecutor Peter J. Lucido in a statement. “When a driver chooses to flee instead of rendering aid, they are compounding their guilt with cowardice, leaving behind shattered lives.”