BLOOMFIELD HILLS (WWJ) – The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s office has ruled that death of an off-duty firefighter on I-696 was a suicide.

Initial reports said that 41-year-old Daniel Armitage, of Bloomfield Township, was changing a tire when he laid down in the right lane and was hit. However, Michigan State Police said the tire on the his SUV did not appear to be flat and the vehicle was drivable.

Police said Armitage was struck by at least three vehicles as motorists were unable to avoid him.

Meantime, Bloomfield Township police have confirmed they are investigating a reported domestic assault at Armitage’s home, but police have not released any details about that alleged incident.

Funeral services for Armitage are set for Tuesday at 11 a.m  at St. Hugo of the Hills Church in Bloomfield Hills. His body will lie in repose an hour before the service.

A 16-year veteran of the Ann Arbor Fire Department, Armitage leaves behind a wife and three young children.

Comments (2)
  1. Crash McCar says:

    If true, this guy put a heavy burden on innocent people. He said to Metro-Detroit, “please kill me”. And those drivers who couldn’t avoid hitting him are left with a terrible memory. Sympathy goes out to those drivers.

  2. Amy Johnson says:

    Many people expressed an interest in helping the 3 little boys that were left behind by this tragic situation. Donations may be made to Health and Welfare of the Armitage Children at any Flagstar Bank branch or c/o 2600 Crooks Rd, Troy, MI 48084

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