Michigan physician dies after being struck by vehicle

A Michigan pulmonary and sleep physician died June 3 after being hit by a vehicle, MLive reported June 5.

Venkat Rao, MD, was found lying in the roadway June 1.

"It appeared [Dr. Rao] was struck by a vehicle but no vehicle was around," Lt. Bryan Byarski wrote in a press release, according to The Flushing View. "While on scene, a subject showed up and stated they believed they were the one that struck [Dr. Rao]. The subject was detained and questioned about the incident."

Dr. Rao served as a faculty member at Michigan State University and maintained a practice with several other physicians at Chest & Sleep Medicine Consultants in Flint, Mich., which he co-founded in 1992.

His obituary also said he served as chair of the board of medicine for the state of Michigan, chair of internal medicine at McLaren Flint and a member of the board for the Genesee County Medical Society as well as the Foundation for Mott Community College.

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