Firefighter’s death on Detroit-area freeway ruled suicide

An autopsy has concluded that an off-duty Ann Arbor firefighter who died after vehicles struck him on a suburban Detroit expressway committed suicide.
AP Wire
Jan 10, 2012


According to Detroit-area news outlets, the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that 41-year-old Daniel Armitage took his own live. Deputy Medical Examiner Ruben Ortiz-Reyes said the office used information from police to reach its conclusion.

Authorities said Armitage’s vehicle was parked on the side of Interstate 696 in Farmington Hills. They said at least three vehicles struck him Thursday.

Witnesses said he was lying in the right lane when he was hit.

Armitage’s funeral was scheduled for 11 this morning at St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic Church in Bloomfield Hills.


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