Bond set to $300,000 for second degree murder

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man is charged with second degree murder in a fatal DWI crash. He made his first appearance this afternoon.

25-year-old, Steven Michael Derengowski is accused of driving drunk and killing his passenger when he crashed on River road. Prosecutors say Derengowski was driving more than a hundred miles per hour before the crash.

His attorney asked for his $500,000 bond be lowered and said he was not a flight risk. The judge lowered the bond to $300,000.

If he makes bond, he will be put on electronic house arrest and can not drive.

Derengowski was originally charged with DWI and felony death by vehicle.

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