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Woman hit, killed by speeding car on street in west Detroit

Witnesses say 27-year-old LaDon Grice was getting out of her own car when she was struck

LaDon Grice
LaDon Grice


DETROIT – You can hear the pain in the strained voice of Adrienne Young as she talks about the woman who she called her wife, LaDon Grice, who was hit and killed by a car.

It happened just before 11 p.m. Monday in the 7700 block of Greenview on Detroit's west side.

"The man was coming from this way down the street with no lights. He was flying. He was at least going 80," said Young.

The 27-year-old woman had just one foot out of car when she was struck.

"As soon as he stepped one foot out, he swiped her out and flew her right down where the truck at," said Young.

The driver kept his foot on the gas. Minutes later, they thought he had a change of heart when he came back, but they were wrong.

"He said, 'She shouldn't have been in the (expletive) street.' She was never in the street. She was getting out of the car. She didn't even get her other leg out of the car," said Young.

She says the driver lives in the neighborhood. However, he hasn't been back home since.

Grice leaves behind a young boy whose father was shot and killed before he was born.

"His daddy was gone before he even got here," said Young. "Now he doesn't have his momma."

Her loved ones are hoping that the driver will turn himself in.

"We need justice for this young lady and we need it today. This is wrong," said Carrie Young, Grice's mother-in-law.

Anyone with information on this deadly hit-and-run needs to contact Detroit police.