A 51-year-old woman is dead and a 49-year-old man is facing homicide charges after an incident that started with a vehicle crash Monday afternoon. Saginaw Township Police responded to the crash in the 6200 block of State Street about 5:00 p.m., to find 51-year-old Vernida Hicks injured outside the vehicle. She was taken to the hospital, where she died.
Officers learned that Hicks and the man, who had been a passenger, had been arguing inside the vehicle, which led to the crash. The man then stabbed Hicks several times and ran from the scene. Police arrested him a short distance away. He was awaiting formal charges in the Saginaw County Jail.
Police said the two, both Saginaw residents, had been in a previous relationship.