Fund established for children of Ann Arbor firefighter killed on I-696
The family of Ann Arbor firefighter Daniel Armitage, who died on Interstate 696 in Farmington Hills last week, has set up a fund for his children, the City of Ann Arbor announced today.
Armitage died Thursday after being struck by several vehicles on I-696 near Farmington Road. The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday ruled his death a suicide.
Armitage had parked on the north shoulder of westbound I-696 and was lying in the right lane when when he was hit, police said. Initially, police said he appeared to have been trying to change a tire.
A funeral for Armitage was scheduled for today at 11 a.m. at St. Hugo of the Hills Church, 2215 Opdyke Road, in Bloomfield Hills.
Resources exist in Washtenaw County for people who may be experiencing thoughts of suicide. Anyone in that circumstance is urged to get immediate help. 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Hotline (Military veterans press #1 ). 734-662-2222 Ozone House is a 24 hour hotline for youth. 734-996-4747 is a 24-hour hotline at U of M Psychiatric Emergency Services.