DETROIT, MI — A 55-year-old Detroit woman has died after being hit by a vehicle on I-94 Monday morning while changing a tire on a vehicle, according to the Michigan State Police.
Troopers said they were called to eastbound I-94 and Barrett Avenue in Detroit around 11:35 a.m. following reports of a crash involving pedestrians.
According to troopers, a husband and wife were on the right shoulder of the road changing a flat tire when a pickup truck swerved to avoid a rear end crash that took place on the freeway and struck both people changing the tire.
Fatal Crash: On 09/28 at approximately 1135 AM, troopers from Metro South responded to I-94 eastbound & Barrett Ave in the city of Detroit for a traffic crash.
— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) September 28, 2020
Both victims were taken to a local hospital for their injuries, troopers said The wife died while the husband suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said.
A blood draw was completed on the driver of the pickup truck and his vehicle was impounded, police said.
The crash remains under investigation.