Police are still working to identify the victim


Madison Heights Police are investigating an early Monday morning car crash that claimed the life of a 59-year-old pedestrian.

Police have identified the victim as Warren Earl Johnson, of Detroit. 

Officials said the crash happened just before 5 a.m. on Dequindre north of 11 Mile.

Lt. Michael Siladke with the Madison Heights Police Department said police received a 911 call about the crash.

Officers arrived at the scene and found a 60-year-old man in the roadway who was being treated by a nurse from St. John Oakland Hospital, he said.

The nurse saw the crash and called 911, according to authorities.

Emergency medical technicians took the man to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 5:30 a.m., Siladke said.

Police said the victim was traveling south on Dequindre's curb lane on a motorized scooter when he fell off the machine and into the roadway.

A vehicle traveling south on Dequindre struck the victim, officials said. The vehicle's driver stopped at the scene. He later told police he did not see the victim before striking him.

Siladke said the driver is cooperating with investigators.

He also said Johnson was a Detroit resident but was staying with a friend who lives in Madison Heights.

Anyone with information about the crash or the victim should call Madison Heights Police at (248) 585-2100.


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