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Waterford Man dies after Woman Carjacks him

WATERFORD, MI – Authorities have taken into custody the woman who carjacked a 76-year-old man, then ran over him, killing him.Stolen truck

Police were looking for 38-year-old Ruth Pozdol who strong-armed 76-year-old Clifford Van Haywald and stole his truck. Then, police say she ran him over, killing him.

Pozdol was arrested in Walled Lake after police staked out her residence.  She was taken into custody around 10:30pm Sunday evening after being on the run all day.

The incident took place around 11 a.m. on Sunday morning, January 18th, 2015 at the Burger King located near M-59 and Williams Lake Road in Waterford.Ruth Pozdol

Pozdol, who is a Heroin addict and is a Walled Lake resident, walked from a drug rehab facility across the street from the Burger King where she was being treated voluntarily for her heroin addiction.

Ruth Pozdol seemed to befriend Clifford Van Haywald.  She asked to use his cell phone.  He let her.  Suddenly she ripped away his keys, and forced her way into his red Chevy Pickup truck.  As she fled away in the victims truck, she ran him over, killing him.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Haywald’s family with funeral expenses.

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