Woman killed in crash on Detroit's west side

Crash happened Monday morning at Greenfield Road, Curtis Street

By Halston Herrera - Digital news editor

DETROIT - Detroit police say a 23-year-old woman was killed early Monday morning when she was hit by another driver who ran a red light on the city's west side.

The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. at the intersection of Greenfield Road and Curtis Street.

Family members on the scene identified the victim as Diamond Scott.

"She was so special. She was my only daughter," said Scott's mother, Katherine. "She has three older brothers, but she was my baby."

Diamond Scott was on her way to meet her mother when the crash happened.

"She was supposed to pick me up," said Katherine Scott. "I was in Chicago with friends from my church group and I had just talked to her seconds before and told her where I was."

Those who knew Diamond Scott said she was kind and spread strength to all she met. 

"She just started her senior year at Wayne State University and just accepted a position as a social worker in Baton Rouge, Louisiana," said the family's pastor, the Rev. Zachary Hicks. "She was one of the special ones all she wanted to do was help people she was even scheduled to donate her kidney to a member of our church group."

The other driver is in critical condition.

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