DETROIT – A person is in police custody in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of a 32-year-old woman in Detroit on Monday, officials said.
Detroit police announced Thursday that a person has been arrested after a mother of two was fatally struck by a pickup truck on Monday, May 16, while waiting to cross the road on Detroit’s west side. The red pickup truck involved was recovered by Detroit police from a home on West Lafayette Boulevard on Wednesday, May 18.
At about 4:50 p.m. on May 16, the 32-year-old woman was walking in the median in the area of Dragoon and McMillan streets when a vehicle traveling southbound struck her. The red pickup truck was captured on surveillance video swerving into the median and fatally hitting the woman.
The vehicle continued without stopping after the collision.
Detroit police say they have made an arrest, but the identity of the suspect has not yet been released. It is unclear what charges they may be facing at this time.
ARREST: DPD has a person in custody for a fatal hit-and-run that occurred on May 16th near Dragoon and McMillan around 5:00 p.m.— Detroit Police News (@detroitpolice) May 19, 2022
The victim was a mother and a beloved member of the community. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to her family and friends. pic.twitter.com/gv3hblaWLG
The woman who was killed reportedly has two sons, a 13-year-old and an 8-year-old. Family members say she was on her way to the store when she was hit.
No other details have been provided at this time.