Trooper Being Charged in Genesee County Crash

A crash involving a state trooper from the Flint post last September in Gensee County is leading to charges against him.

On September 14, police say Trooper Rashaad Cormier attempted to conduct a traffic stop by pulling a u-turn on Linden Rd in Flint Township. He turned into the path of an oncoming vehicle, causing a crash. The passenger of the vehicle was a 38-year-old woman pregnant with twins. One of the twins died as a result of the crash. The 28-year-old female driver was treated for injuries. An 18-year-old woman in the rear seat was uninjured.

Cormier is charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle causing a miscarriage or stillbirth and a moving violation causing serious impairment of a body function. He has been placed on unpaid leave following an investigation into the incident.