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Man dies in crash after driver disregards traffic signal during power outage in Detroit

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Posted at 11:57 AM, May 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-05 11:57:45-04

A 34-year-old man died early Saturday morning on Detroit's west side after he was struck by a driver who disregarded a traffic signal.

Police say the suspect, a 29-year-old man, was driving a 1997 white Oldsmobile northbound on Telegraph when he disregarded a traffic signal and struck the victim traveling eastbound on West McNichols.

There was a power outage in the area and the location should have been treated as a four-way stop.

Police say the victim was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. The suspect was arrested; police say alcohol may have been a factor.