Woman struck by car as she runs along I-96 after her vehicle breaks down

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A woman struck by a car as she ran along the shoulder of eastbound I-96 near Dorr Road is in the University of Michigan Medical Center with what is believed to be life-threatening injuries.

According to a release from the Livingston County Sheriffs Office, at approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2020, deputies were dispatched to check on the welfare of a pedestrian running on the shoulder of eastbound I-96 near Dorr Road in Genoa Township. Deputies located Jacqueline Marrocco, 27, of Lansing, lying on the shoulder of eastbound I-96 east of Dorr Road. Marrocco had been struck by a vehicle that was stopped at the scene.

The preliminary investigation revealed Marrocco was traveling eastbound on I-96 when her vehicle became disabled. Marrocco left her vehicle and was presumably going for assistance when she was struck by a 2016 Ford Flex being driven by a 59-year-old resident of the City of Howell. It appears Marrocco was near or in the travel lane of I-96 when the crash occurred. She was transported to U of M Hospital with what is believed to be life-threatening injuries.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel from Livingston County EMS, along with troopers and motor carrier officers from the Michigan State Police Brighton Post. This incident remains under investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Team.

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