Woman killed in St. Clair County while checking on bicyclist who’d just been killed by different driver

40-year-old Port Huron Township woman, 56-year-old Fort Gratiot Township man killed

Police lights at a crime scene. (WDIV)

PORT HURON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 40-year-old woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver in St. Clair County right after she came out of her home to check on a bicyclist who had been struck and killed by a different car, police said.

Officials said they received a call at 10:48 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 30) from a driver in the 3700 block of Dove Road in Port Huron Township.

The 30-year-old Marysville man told police that he had struck a bicyclist, who was later identified as a 56-year-old Fort Gratiot Township man, according to authorities.

A 40-year-old Port Huron Township woman living near the crash scene came out to help, and she was struck by a different driver, police said.

Both the Fort Gratiot Township man and the Port Huron Township woman were pronounced dead at the scene, according to officials.

Authorities said the Marysville man who struck the bicyclist stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, but the driver who struck the Port Huron Township woman fled.

Officials said they located the second vehicle, as well as the suspected hit-and-run driver. That person is being held at the St. Clair County Intervention Center on an unrelated warrant, they said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at 810-987-1711.

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