Police: Pedestrian May Have Been Drinking Before Fatal Accident

HIGHLAND TWP. (WWJ) – A man trying to cross M-59 in Oakland County was fatally struck by a pickup truck, and police say alcohol may be to blame.

The accident happened around 8:45 p.m. Monday along Highland Road just west of Milford Road.

Police say a 54-year-old Highland Township man was crossing the road from north to south when he was struck by a westbound-traveling Dodge Ram pickup truck.

Police say the man was in or near a crosswalk area but failed to yield the right of way to through traffic. He was declared dead at the scene. Investigators say he may have been drinking alcohol before the incident.

The driver involved, a 50-year-old Fenton man, stopped at the scene and was questioned by police. He was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.

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