Girl killed after surviving alleged drunk driving crash in Detroit

7-year-old survives dad's drunk crash killed by another car

7-year-old killed texting for help after father crashed car near Detroit Metro Airport

A 7-year-old girl was in the auto with her father when, while allegedly driving drunk, he lost control and crashed into an abandoned vehicle in Romulus, Mich.

Police believe the girl then attempted to cross the highway to find help for her father. The little girl was in a vehicle with her father when he crashed, reportedly while driving drunk. Thomas thought her father was dead, got out of the vehicle with her backpack and climbed over a fence.

He says the girl's father was drunk when he got into his auto at around 3:30 a.m. and that his daughter died "because of a decision that an adult made".

Investigators say after the crash, Thomas mistakenly thought her father was dead, so she grabbed her backpack from the back seat, climbed out of the auto, scaled a fence and went to call for help, but was run over by another vehicle while crossing the freeway, reported The Detroit News. “Unfortunately, as she was crossing I-94 she was struck by the vehicle.”. The driver who hit her is not expected to face charges.

Police said she was "killed instantly". "A woman who is going to live for the rest of her life for hitting someone and ending up being a 7-year-old child along the freeway".

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After investigating the suspected pedestrian accident, troopers learned that the Romulus Police Department had been looking into a crash that happened on I-94 and Merriman Road at 3:30 a.m. involving a suspected DUI driver that occurred earlier, according to Michigan State Police. "I don't think he thought in a million years, that his drinking and driving would have cost his daughter his life".

Sandria, who had Dessandra after 20 years of trying to have a baby added: 'She was 7 years old - she would give you the shirt off her back.

'Her mom whose been notified has lost her child. "She was so helpful".

"Sometimes grownups make kid decisions", Burts said.

"It's straight emptiness. We are in shock but I know God is good and he is the only one that's going to be able to bring me and my family through this", Sandria said.

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