ROMULUS (WWJ) – A pedestrian was killed, struck by a vehicle Monday morning along westbound I-94, just east of I-275 in Romulus.

According to Michigan State Police the victim — identified as a 29-year-old Belleville man — was walking in the left lane, west of Wayne Road, when he was struck by a silver Saturn VUE SUV at 6:20 a.m.

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The vehicle, which had extensive front-end damage, was towed from the scene. The driver and passenger were not injured.

The accident slowed traffic during the morning commute, with all lanes of westbound I-94 blocked for a time following the crash. Reporting from the scene at 9 a.m, WWJ’s Charlie Langton said the body, as well as some debris, remained in the roadway, with police directing traffic around it. By 9:45 a.m., the scene had been cleared and all lanes had reopened.

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Police said it’s unclear at this time why the man was walking on the freeway. His name is being withheld until his family can be notified.

An investigation is ongoing.

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