Detroit police: Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run of mother of 2

Police recovered pickup truck involved on Wednesday

Police are searching for the driver who struck and killed a 32-year-old mother of two boys on May 16, 2022, in Detroit. (Detroit Police Department)

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.

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.

Detroit police have located the pickup truck that is said to have crashed into a mother of two as she was waiting to cross the road, fatally striking her. The driver did not stop after hitting the woman.
A mother of two was killed in a hit-and-run incident Monday in Detroit. The crash happened around 4:50 p.m. Monday (May 16) in the area of Dragoon and McMillan streets. Officials say the mother was walking in the median when an unknown vehicle coming southbound struck her. The driver of the vehicle continued without stopping.

Other news: Man robs Monroe County bank, escapes in SUV before police can arrive

About the Author:

Cassidy Johncox is a senior digital news editor covering stories across the spectrum, with a special focus on politics and community issues.