56-year-old killed by suspected drunken driver while crossing Michigan Avenue in Canton

Wayne man killed

An SUV that fatally struck a pedestrian in Canton Township on Oct. 3, 2022. (WDIV)

CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 56-year-old man was struck and killed by a suspected drunken driver while crossing Michigan Avenue in Canton Township.

The incident happened around 8:45 p.m. Monday (Oct. 3) in the eastbound lanes of Michigan Avenue, near I-275.

A 56-year-old Wayne man was struck by a silver SUV while trying to cross the road, according to authorities. He was killed instantly, police said.

The driver returned to the scene. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash.

Police continue to investigate.

The eastbound lanes of Michigan Avenue were closed between I-275 and Hannan Road, but they have since reopened.

A man was hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver in Canton Township. The incident occurred on Michigan Avenue near I-275 Monday night. The adult male was crossing the street in the dark when the suspect driving a silver vehicle struck the man and killed him instantly.

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