Tony ” Tony Q” Quasarano

The Van Buren Township man who crashed his car into a popular motorcyclist is set to stand trial for his death in October. Michigan – William Floyd Craner, 45, was arraigned Monday on charges of second-degree murder, first-degree fleeing and eluding police, manslaughter with a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle while intoxicated and causing a death in the July 15 death of Tony Quasarano, 46, of Romulus. Craner will appear in court again for a final conference Sept. 11. His trial is scheduled to start Oct. 11. Although he told a group of Quasarano’s fellow bikers, at Craner’s preliminary exam, that the case probably wouldn’t make it to trial, Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Robert Moran said he’s unsure if Craner will go for a plea. “That’s up to him,” he said. Craner, whose blood-alcohol level was 0.19 – more than double the legal limit of 0.08 – struck Quasarano on Michigan Avenue near Haggerty Road as he attempted to flee police after running into another vehicle. The two-mile police pursuit ended when Craner hit Quasarano, who was riding alongside three other bikers, including his wife, Cindy. Quasarano, affectionately known as “Tony Q” was thrown from his Harley Davidson and died. Craner was not seriously injured. If convicted of the second-degree murder charge, he could get life in prison. Craner has two previous misdemeanors for drunken driving that happened more than 10 years ago. Source: Hometown Life Tony “Tony Q” Quasarano 05/05/1961 – 07/15/2007 Motor City HOG Road Captain Member since March 2001 My mom and two of our friends were present when the accident happened. We miss him dearly.