Ann Arbor student, 16, dies after struck by vehicle

James David Dickson, and Candice Williams
DetroitNews

Officials have released the name of a 16-year-old Ann Arbor Public Schools student killed Tuesday morning in a vehicle-on-pedestrian crash.

Qi-Xuan “Justin” Tang was an 11th-grader at Community High School, according to Jeanice Swift, superintendent with the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

“Our hearts and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this tragic time,” Swift wrote in a letter Tuesday to the school community. “Justin was a highly engaged student at Community High School, an academic high-performer, and was very involved in Community Ensemble Theater.”

The crash took place about 7:20 a.m. near the intersection of Huron Parkway and Fuller Road, said Lt. Renee Bush, a spokeswoman for the Ann Arbor Police Department. Police are encouraging motorists to avoid the area for the next several hours, as accident investigators are still doing their work.

The teen was transported to the University of Michigan Hospital after the crash but died from his injuries.

According to Swift, Justin previously attended Tappan Middle School and has a sibling at Angell Elementary.

The district has grief support teams in place for students and staff.

“We are all deeply saddened by the loss of Justin,” Swift wrote. “Please reach out and support each other. Remember that this hard news affects everyone differently. Sometimes it really hits hard even for students, parents, and staff who did not know Justin personally.”

The driver of the vehicle — make and model of the car were not immediately available — stopped, but Bush had no update on that person’s status.

jdickson@detroitnews.com