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Man charged after teen is run over & killed in Wyoming

Adam James Grego, 28, has been charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in death
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Posted at 12:01 PM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 16:53:48-04

WYOMING, Mich. — A Grand Rapids man is facing charges Monday related to hitting and killing a teenager with his truck over the weekend.

28-year-old Adam James Grego was arraigned Monday morning in Wyoming District Court on a felony charge of failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in death. He was given a $100,000 cash surety bond.

Court administrators say Grego is expected to be arraigned on additional charges later in the week related to the death.

At 1 a.m. Sunday, the Wyoming Police Department responded to a report of a disturbance near the 1100 block of Whiting Street SW. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered a 19-year-old Wyoming man dead. The officers say they were confronted by an angry and unruly crowd, which required additional response from neighboring police agencies.

Police say an incident occurred between a group of men on foot in an alley and Grego, who was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado, which led to shots being fired and the teen being run over by Grego's truck.

It is unclear at this time when the shots were fired and by whom. Police said nobody is believed to have been struck.

Court documents say that Grego, "revved his engine at a group of males and sped towards them." It continues, saying that Grego, "turned the vehicle around and again revved his engine and sped towards the males," striking the victim and causing his death.

FOX 17 spoke to a neighbor who lives nearby the scene Monday morning. The woman, who we are choosing not to identify, said, “We were almost asleep, it was a little after midnight when we heard cracked glass, like bottles. Then I went to the window and I saw a Black truck."

"Then the truck came back, and a guy was running... and then, the truck hit the guy. The people around started to scream and cry.”

The 19-year-old died at the scene.

Police say that Grego fled the scene, but that his vehicle was later recovered by detectives and he was taken into custody.

When asked if the incident left her family afraid, the neighbor we spoke to said, “Yes, of course I am afraid. I just went outside to clean and there was still blood from the guy in the area and that scares me.”

The victim's identity is not being released until relatives are notified.

According to online court records, Grego pleaded guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated in 2015. He was also sentenced to time in prison in 2017 for felony assault with intent to do great bodily harm and a felony firearms charge.

The Wyoming Police Department says the investigation into Sunday's deadly incident is ongoing.