Pedestrian struck, killed in Center Line
March 21, 2013
CENTER LINE — A 49-year-old woman struck by a vehicle at Van Dyke and Kaltz March 19 later died of her injuries, Center Line Public Safety Lt. Tom Costello said.
“At about 8:05 p.m. we were dispatched to a pedestrian accident. The first arriving officer saw a female laying in the roadway and determined she needed CPR,” Costello said. “Witnesses said it appeared that she ran into traffic.”
Costello said the victim, a resident of Center Line, reportedly ran east onto Van Dyke from the west side of the road. The vehicle that struck her was traveling north on Van Dyke and was driven by a 58-year-old man.
“He immediately pulled off to the side of the road, put his hazards on and waited for police,” Costello said. “He cooperated fully.”
Costello said the driver’s vehicle was traveling in a middle lane along Van Dyke. Though the woman was struck after dark, he said the roadway was illuminated but that the driver likely could not have avoided hitting her.
An autopsy was performed on the victim and her family was notified. The Center Line Public Safety Department was still awaiting the results of a toxicology report linked to the autopsy.
Costello declined to speculate why the woman entered the roadway.
The driver was released at the scene but the investigation remained ongoing. Costello said the driver’s vehicle was held initially but was later released.
About the author
Staff Writer Brian Louwers covers the cities of Warren and Center Line. He has worked for C & G Newspapers since 1998 and is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. In his free time, he participates in the Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program and conducts interviews with military veterans for the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.
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