Suspected driver arrested in deadly hit-and-run on Gratiot Avenue in Detroit

Police believe driver was distracted by phone

Scene where man was killed in hit-and-run on Sept. 11, 2019. (WDIV)

DETROIT - Police said they have arrested the driver they believe struck and killed a man on Gratiot Avenue on Detroit's east side Wednesday afternoon.

Aubrey Blakely, a retired auto worker, was standing on the side of the road when he was killed by a driver who swerved into him. Police believe that driver may have been distracted by their phone.

Police said they tracked the suspect to Oxford, where he was arrested.

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Video shows Blakely standing on the side of the road and getting hit and killed by a driver who swerved into him and kept going near the intersection of Gratiot Avenue and Linnhurst Street.

Blakely was working to promote business for an oil change business with friends.

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