Ypsilanti man struck, killed after wandering onto freeway
An Ypsilanti man with a history of mental illness was killed early Sunday after police say he entered Interstate 94 on foot and was struck by a vehicle.
Curtis C. Phillips, 27, was wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts and black slippers when he was struck and killed around 1:48 a.m. on eastbound I-94 between Michigan Avenue and Huron Street in Ypsilanti Township.
Aaron Crittenden, 20, of Ypsilanti, told Michigan State Police troopers that Phillips appeared out of nowhere. Crittenden said he swerved to the left but couldn't avoid hitting him.
Phillips was pronounced dead at the scene. Alcohol is not considered to have played a role in the driver's actions.