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Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Chesterfield Township Police

A 21-year-old Chesterfield Township woman has died in a car crash involving a pedestrian, police said Thursday.

Officials have identified her as Lindsey Neville.

Officers responded to a call at about 12:15 a.m. Thursday about a female pedestrian struck by a vehicle on eastbound Interstate 94 east of 23 Mile Road, they said.

Police shut down the freeway's eastbound and westbound lanes for hours while investigators reconstructed the crash, according to authorities.

A preliminary investigation shows Neville was driving a 2008 Dodge Caliber west on I-94 when she rear-ended a Pontiac Fiero that was heading in the same direction, police said.

The vehicles came to rest on the shoulder and the driver of the Fiero, a 36-year-old Grant Township, Mich. man, called 9-1-1, they said.

Neville then left the scene on foot and shortly after attempted to cross the freeway on foot, according to police.

As she walked across I-94's eastbound lanes, she was struck by a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox driven by a 37-year-old Fort Gratiot man, officials said.

The driver remained at the scene, police said. They also said he and the Fiero's driver are both cooperating with the investigation.

Police do not suspect alcohol or drugs as contributing factors at this time, authorities said.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about the incident should call Chesterfield Township Police Det. Jason Dawidowicz at (586) 949-4265.


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