Lansing man struck, killed on shoulder of I-96 while arguing with girlfriend

A 32-year-old Lansing man was struck by a car and killed on westbound I-96 near Fowlerville Road in Handy Township at approximately 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020.

The man was standing on the shoulder of the freeway, outside of a vehicle, arguing with this 22-year-old girlfriend, also of Lansing. While they were arguing, the man stepped into the right lane of the freeway and was struck by a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by a 56-year-old Brighton resident.

The Lansing man was pronounced dead at the scene; the Lansing woman and the Brighton resident were not injured.

I-96 was closed for approximately four hours during the investigation.

Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors for the Brighton resident; however, alcohol and drugs remain under investigation for the Lansing residents.

The crash remains under investigation by the Livingston County Major Crash Team.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by The Fowlerville Area Fire Department, Livingston County EMS, Hamburg Township Police Department, and the Michigan State Police.

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