Woman struck, killed crossing Hall Road

By: Kristyne E. Demske | Shelby - Utica News | Published March 6, 2020

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SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Police are seeking surveillance video and witnesses to a fatal crash that took the life of an 82-year-old woman after midnight March 2 at Hall and Hayes roads.

According to a press release from the Shelby Township Police Department’s traffic services commander, Lt. Jeff Daniel, officers were dispatched to the area of Hall Road and Hayes Road around 12:45 a.m. March 2 after a pedestrian was struck by a silver Toyota Camry being driven by a Shelby Township man in his 20s.

The 82-year-old Clinton Township woman reportedly died from her injuries before police arrived.

Daniel said March 6 that the detective bureau is working with the nearby PNC Bank and a local gas station to get surveillance video to ascertain whether the woman was headed north or south across Hall Road, but they believe she was walking in the crosswalk near the bank at the time of the crash.

Shelby Township police report that the driver of the vehicle was still on the scene when they arrived, and he cooperated with the investigation. Alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash. The driver was interviewed by detectives and released pending the outcome of the investigation.

Daniel said that the driver was traveling westbound on Hall Road. The lack of streetlights in the area and the fact that the woman was wearing darker clothing may have contributed to the driver not seeing her crossing the road. 

The incident is still under investigation, but Daniel said that he doesn’t anticipate the driver facing any charges, “unless something surprising happens.”

With help from the Macomb County Medical Examiner’s Office, police were able to identify the woman and notified her immediate family.

“We spoke with the family later that evening,” Daniel said. “She was in fairly good health and always went for walks.”

Police were withholding the identity of the woman while additional notifications were made.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Shelby Township police at (586) 731-2121.

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