DETROIT – A mother of two was killed Monday on her way to the store when a pickup truck swerved into the median and struck her while she waited to cross the street, Detroit police said.
The crash happened Monday night (May 16) in the area of Livernois Avenue and Vernor Highway in Southwest Detroit, according to authorities.
Family members said the 32-year-old woman has two sons, ages 13 and 8.
She was walking to the nearby dollar store to pick up some supplies, officials said. Surveillance video from a nearby business shows she stopped in the grass median of Livernois Avenue after safely crossing the lanes heading in one direction.
While she waited for vehicles to pass so she could cross the rest of the way, a red Ford F-150 pickup truck swerved off the roadway and struck her, according to police.
Authorities are still searching for the pickup and the driver. They believe the passenger side of the truck sustained heavy damage from the incident.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is asked to call Detroit police at 313-267-4600.