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Rural Steward man killed by semi in his own driveway

November 20, 2018

STEWARD – A 61-year-old Steward man was killed Monday by a semi trailer that pulled into his driveway to turn around, State Police said in a news release.

Robert L. Barkei was attempting to make contact with the semi driver when he was run over at his home at 1591 state Route 251 shortly before 7 p.m.

Derrick G. Finley, 54, of Flint, Michigan, continued onto the highway without stopping and was arrested a short time later at a Rochelle truck stop, the release said.

Finley is facing a preliminary charge of aggravated leaving the scene of a fatal accident, which is punishable by 3 to 7 years in prison. He is in Lee County Jail awaiting a bond hearing Wednesday.

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