State Police say 7-year-old girl killed while walking across I-94 in Romulus

The child attempted to cross I 94 and was struck by the initial vehicle MSP was investigating. She was killed instantly. Further investigation determined that the drunk driver from the crash Romulus Police was handling is the father of the 7 year old. (Photo from MGN Online)

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 7-year-old girl has been killed while trying to cross Interstate 94 after her father was involved in a drunken driving crash in suburban Detroit.

The girl was hit by a car early Sunday near Detroit Metropolitan Airport. State police spokesman Lt. Mike Shaw says the girl had sent text messages seeking help for herself and her dad before she was struck.

State police weren't involved in the crash involving the girl's father but subsequently learned that Romulus police had responded to it.

Shaw says a driver called state police to say she might have hit a pedestrian.

The girl's father was arrested. The driver who struck the girl was released.

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