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Man to stand trial in death of daughter who was just trying to get help after an accident

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Posted at 2:12 PM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 14:12:24-04

A Michigan man whose daughter was hit and killed by a car as she tried to cross a freeway to get help following a crash will stand trial.

Wilburt Thomas is charged with second-degree murder, amongst other charges in the death of seven-year-old Desandra Thomas.

Police say the 47-year-old crashed a stolen van into an abandoned car on I-94 in July.

State Police say his daughter texted 9-1-1 for help and tried to cross a freeway when she was hit by a car, killing her instantly.

Prosecutors say Thomas was drinking and smoking marijuana the night of the crash.