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62-year-old pedestrian dead after drunk driver strikes him in intersection and crashes into tree: Cops

Authorities in Michigan say a 62-year-old man is dead after a suspected drunk driver struck him while he was crossing the street this weekend in Detroit.

According to WXYZ, police did not immediately name the alleged victim, identifying him only as a 62-year-old pedestrian who entered the roadway on Saturday evening near the intersection of Van Dyke Avenue and East Seven Mile Road.

The incident occurred at about 8:40 p.m. on Saturday, as reported by WJBK. No other injuries were reported.

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The suspect is described as a 30-year-old man who was driving a Chrysler Pacifica southbound on Van Dyke when he struck the man crossing the street and apparently lost control of the vehicle.

Police reports indicate his car came to a stop after crashing into a nearby tree.

Emergency personnel arrived a short time later and attempted to revive the victim. He would soon be pronounced dead at the scene.

Law enforcement officers arrested the driver on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Earlier the same day, Detroit police conducted a search for the driver of a minivan that struck a car near the intersection of Outer Drive and Chalmers Street, killing a 25-year-old woman inside.

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