Ecorse to turn U.S. Steel death case over to prosecutor

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

Ecorse police are expected to submit to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday their findings in a Saturday accident that killed a U.S. Steel employee who was struck by a semitrailer.

The semitrailer driver, whom police have not named, was backing up at the Great Lakes Works Cold Mill Shipping in Ecorse. He was arrested in the incident that killed Heather Warren, 41, of Inkster.

According to family, Warren, who worked for US Steel in its shipping department, was acting as a spotter Saturday afternoon, helping another truck maneuver through the plant when she was struck.

The case should be ready to hand over to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office by Tuesday afternoon, said Sgt. Cornelius Herring of the Ecorse Police Department.

Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Warren, said her sister Sheryl Warren.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday at Penn Funeral Homes, 3015 S. Inkster Rd. in Inkster. A family hour will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Knollwood Memorial Park, 1299 N. Ridge Road, in Canton Township.

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