Man outside of disabled car in Detroit is killed after being hit by car and killed in the collision

Man outside of disabled car in Detroit is killed after being hit by car and killed in the collision ...

A man who stepped out of his disabled car on a Detroit freeway was struck and killed by another vehicle early Sunday, according to state police.

The response time was 5:25 a.m. According to the Michigan State Police Metro Detroit newspaper, the incident occurred on the southbound M-39 near Plymouth Road on Oct. 17, according to a post in the newspaper.

Investigators initially determined that the man left his disabled car and was standing outside on the freeway, according to police. A vehicle struck him, police said, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The vehicle that hit the man caught fire and stopped shortly after making contact, according to police. The driver did not suffer any serious injuries, police said, but was taken to a hospital for he blood test to determine if any substances contributed to the incident.

The deceased man has yet to be identified.

Southbound M-39 was closed south of I-96 while police conducted the crash investigation. All lanes were reopened at 10:41 a.m., police said.

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