A 33-year-old man has been arrested for his part in a crash that killed one person and seriously injured another.
On Thursday, the driver, 33-year old Jordan Levi Herweyer was arrested and charged with one count each of reckless driving causing death, reckless driving causing serious impairment of body function, and driving while license suspended, denied, or revoked for his connection with an incident on Oct. 17 in Highland Township.
If convicted, Herweyer faces up to 15 years in prison and/or $2,500-$10,000 in fines for the reckless driving causing death offense and up to five years in prison and/or $1,000-$5,000 in fines on the other reckless driving offense.
According to a press release, deputies from the Osceola County Sheriff's Office say responded to a home on 21 Mile Rd. near 90th Ave. in Highland Township for a 1 vehicle injury accident.
The homeowner informed Meceola Central Dispatch they were awakened by a male knocking on the door asking for help. The homeowner informed Meceola Dispatch there was a truck parked in the driveway that appeared to be in an accident and the male driver asked the home owner not to call the police. Osceola County EMS was dispatched and arrived and located a male and female inside the truck.
The male, 38-year old Allen Eichhorn from Harrison was pronounced dead at the scene. The female was transported to Munson Hospital in Cadillac with life threatening injuries.
When Deputies arrived at the residence they were advised the driver had fled the scene on foot. A K-9 officer was called to the scene to track the suspected driver, but was unsuccessful in locating the suspected driver.
Marion Fire personal and Osceola County Deputies located the original crash scene on 23 Mile Rd near 60th Ave, approximately 6 miles from the caller’s residence.