BERLIN TOWNSHIP, MI – A fatal car vs pedestrian traffic crash occurred on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at approximately 10:30 PM in Monroe County. The crash occurred on northbound I-75, south of Swan Creek Road in Berlin Township.
Preliminary investigation reveals that a female driver, 45-years-old, of Monroe, was driving a maroon 2003 Ford Explorer northbound in the center lane of northbound I-75, south of Swan Creek Road. While traveling northbound, she struck a 64 year old man from Garden City, who was reportedly walking across the northbound traffic lanes of I-75, after his vehicle became disabled along the roadway.
After being struck by the 2003 Ford Explorer, the pedestrian was again struck by a 2017 Ford Explorer, driven by a 42 year old male from Taylor.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
The pedestrian was identified as Alex Patterson of Garden City.
The drivers of the two vehicles, whom were not injured in the crash, were wearing safety belts at the time of the incident.
Monroe Community Ambulance, the Berlin Township Fire Department and the Michigan State Police assisted at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by Deputy Rico Galimberti of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Services Division, along with Deputy Brian Francisco of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Services Division. Anyone with information about the crash are asked to call 734-240-7715.