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Alleged drunk driver arrested after hitting, killing 62-year-old man crossing street

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Posted at 9:49 AM, Mar 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-17 09:52:01-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Police say a man was driving drunk when he hit and killed a man crossing the street near Van Dyke and East Seven Mile Road Saturday evening.

The suspect, a 30-year-old man, was driving southbound on Van Dyke at East Seven Mile in his Chrysler Pacifica when he hit a 62-year-old man who had entered the roadway. After hitting the victim, the suspect then lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree.

First responders attempted to resuscitate the victim but he died at the scene.

The driver was arrested for operating while intoxicated.