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Defense: Michigan trooper's death a tragedy, not crime

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Jurors in suburban Detroit have heard closing arguments in a criminal case connected to the death of a Michigan State Police trooper who was struck and dragged for miles while riding a motorcycle. Charles Warren Jr. declined to testify Tuesday. 

The 71-year-old is charged with reckless driving causing death and failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing death. In 2015, Trooper Chad Wolf collided with a trailer that was being pulled by Warren's vehicle. Wolf became trapped. The trailer's lights weren't on. Defense attorney Neil Rockind told jurors that it's a "horrible tragedy" but not a crime. The prosecutor says Warren made a series of bad choices.

The 38-year-old Wolf was born in Geneseo, Illinois, and attended high school in Annawan, Illinois.

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