84-year-old Royal Oak man fatally struck by vehicle while crossing Thirteen Mile
ROYAL OAK, Mich. - An 84-year-old man was killed while crossing an intersection in Metro Detroit this weekend.
Royal Oak police responded to the scene Sunday evening after getting 911 calls about a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle.
The driver, a 19-year-old resident of Royal Oak remained at the scene and was not injured.
The crash happened around 8:10 p.m. near the intersection of Thirteen Mile and Campbell Road.
A preliminary investigation determined the man was attempting to cross from the north to the south side of Thirteen Mile, outside the area of a crosswalk, when he was struck. The driver was traveling westbound at the time of the crash.
The pedestrian, a resident of Royal Oak, was taken to Beaumont hospital for treatment and succumbed to his injuries.
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Officers from both Royal Oak and the Oakland County Sheriff's Office conducted the investigation. They determined alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
The incident closed several lanes of Thirteen Mile for a short period of time.