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Woman killed in hit-and-run crash on I-94 in Detroit

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DETROIT (WJBK) -

State police say two hit-and-run crashes left a woman dead and shut down a stretch of Detroit freeway for several hours.

The fatal crash happened about 2:20 a.m. Thursday on westbound Interstate 94.

Police say 22-year-old Carlita Charmaine Young of Detroit stopped a car along the freeway, partially blocking the right lane, and got out. Police say she was hit by another vehicle and that driver, believed to be a 60-year-old man, fled the scene on foot.

Investigators say Young was pronounced dead at the scene. What was happening inside the car led Young to get out on the highway is still unclear.

Shortly afterward, an Oldsmobile slowed down to check out the first accident and was hit by a Chevy Cruise. Police say the driver of the car that was hit fled on foot.

Two drivers who would have otherwise likely not been faulted in this accident are now wanted suspects in hit and run accidents.  

The freeway closure lasted for more than four hours backed up traffic for the morning commute.

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