PONTIAC (WWJ) – A Troy teen who thought she hit a piece of furniture instead hit and killed a person lying in the road.
Oakland County Sheriff’s investigators say they aren’t sure why the man was lying on Cesar Chavez Road just after 10 p.m. Sunday.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: From Mackinac to Motor Bella, Major Events Return
The 18-year old driver told police it felt like her 1995 Chevy Lumina had struck a piece of furniture so she just kept driving.READ MORE: Rolling Stone Magazine Named ‘Respect’ #1 Song Of All Time
A witness followed her and called police who were able to stop her car near Andersonville Road near Waterloo.
The victim, a black male, was taken to McLaren Pontiac Hospital where he was pronounced dead.MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment Soon?
Police said alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the case. An investigation is ongoing.