Police investigate fatal pedestrian crash on Eight Mile

By: Mark Vest | Farmington Press | Published February 22, 2023


FARMINGTON HILLS — The Farmington Hills Police Department is currently investigating a fatal pedestrian traffic crash that occurred on westbound Eight Mile Road, near Inkster Road, at approximately 6:48 p.m. Feb. 6, according to a press release from the city of Farmington Hills.

Officers responded to the location after the department received multiple 911 calls reporting that a man had been struck by a vehicle just west of the intersection.

Officers arrived and found the subject unconscious in the roadway.

Farmington Hills Fire Department paramedics transported the man to Corewell Health Farmington Hills Hospital, where he died from his injuries. The man was identified as a 61-year-old resident of Detroit.

The driver of the vehicle, a 63-year-old resident of Detroit, remained at the scene and was cooperative with the investigation. At this time, alcohol is not believed to have been a factor for the driver of the vehicle.

The release states that investigators from the Farmington Hills Police Department’s Traffic Safety Section are actively investigating.

“It was a tragic situation, and we continue to investigate,” Farmington Hills Police Chief Jeff King said in a phone interview. “We do not believe any criminal activity was committed by the driver of the vehicle, and all indications are pointing that the driver of the vehicle had the right-of-way, and alcohol and speed were not a factor on the driver’s behalf. The investigation is still ongoing, but at this time, we have not found any indication of any wrongdoing on behalf of the driver at this point.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Farmington Hills Police Department at (248) 871-2610.