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Southfield woman charged in deadly hit-and-run

By: Kayla Dimick | Southfield Sun | Published December 11, 2019

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SOUTHFIELD/REDFORD — A local woman has been arrested and charged following a recent deadly hit-and-run.

According to a Nov. 6 news release from Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Maria Miller, 48-year-old Southfield resident Chirin Kudeimati has been charged in connection with a car crash that killed Njila Mateen II, 40, of Detroit.

Kudeimati was charged by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, according to the release.

Miller said in the release that, around 1:06 p.m. Dec. 4, Redford police responded to the area of West McNichols and Telegraph roads in response to a call regarding a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.

Officers from the Detroit Police Department and EMS personnel also arrived on the scene and discovered the victim, Mateen, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kudeimati was arrested after an investigation by both Redford and Detroit police officers, according to the release.

Miller said Kudeimati allegedly was traveling northbound on Telegraph Road, near the 23800 block of McNichols Road, when she struck Mateen, who was in the crosswalk. Kudeimati then allegedly disregarded a red signal and fled the scene.

Kudeimati has been charged with reckless driving causing death and failure to stop at the scene of an accident causing death.

She was arraigned on the charges at 1 p.m. Dec. 6 in 36th District Court in Detroit.

Her attorney, Ali Hammoud, could not be reached for comment.