- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - A suburban Detroit firefighter has been charged with second-degree murder and operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death in an off-duty crash that killed a 17-year-old girl.

Tad Dennis was arraigned via video Tuesday in Sterling Heights District Court and released on a personal bond.

Diana Pozderca was killed Sept. 11 when a SUV slammed into a car she was driving in Sterling Heights, north of Detroit.

Dennis was injured in the crash.

He is a 15-year Warren Fire Department veteran. Warren Fire Commissioner Wilburt McAdams said Dennis was suspended without pay after the crash.

Defense attorney Stephen Rabaut declined to comment after the arraignment.

A probable cause conference will be held Dec. 8, followed by a Dec. 15 preliminary exam.

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