Grand Blanc Township police seeking more info about 48-year-old woman's death

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GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP (WJRT) (3/12/2019) - "It appears that the woman died of injuries sustained from being struck by the vehicle," explained Grand Blanc Township Police Chief Ron Wiles.

That vehicle appears to be a grey GMC Yukon.

Chief Wiles said the two that were inside it, a 30-year-old man and 37-year-old woman, are now in custody.

He explained around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, his officers were dispatched to the area for a suspicious vehicle. When they arrived on scene, they caught the two leaving a home in the 1000 block of Maple Road, between the I-475 overpass and Fenton Road.

"They performed a traffic stop on that vehicle," he said. "As other officers came to help assist them, they learned that there was a female laying on the ground."

The Chief said it's believed the two got into a fight with the 48-year-old woman and then they hit her with their vehicle. The woman ended up dead in the middle of Maple Road.

Chief Wiles can't speak to their relationship with each other or the woman at this time. He said the victim is from the Township, the two arrested are not.

"Whenever someone loses their life you feel, you feel horrible, regardless of the circumstances," the Chief said. "Part of this process is to make sure we bring all of those circumstances to light - was it intentional? Was it not intentional? We want to make sure we do our best job investigating this, making sure we get all the facts and then making decisions based on those facts."

The Chief asks if you saw anything near the area Tuesday morning, please call his department.

"If anyone was, you know, driving by or maybe they had to leave for work and couldn't talk to officers before we talked to them, please come forward," he said.

Regarding if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash or the fight, the Chief said it's too early to comment on that.

We'll let you know if charges are filed.



 
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