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Driver flees scene after striking, killing 17-year-old in Detroit

Police launch investigation

Police said the victim was trying to cross Gratiot Avenue when he was struck by a vehicletraveling northbound on the road.
Police said the victim was trying to cross Gratiot Avenue when he was struck by a vehicletraveling northbound on the road.

DETROIT – Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a 17-year-old man this weekend. 

On Saturday at 10:13 p.m., officers were dispatched to the scene of a pedestrian crash. 

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Police said the victim was trying to cross Gratiot Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on the road.  

The vehicle continued on Gratiot Avenue and failed to stop. The victim was transported to a hospital, where he died.

Police said the driver was in a green Suburban. The hit-and-run crash is still being investigated by police.   


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