Detroit police investigate death of Uber driver

Posted at 5:25 AM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-22 16:19:47-04

Detroit police are investigating after an Uber driver was found dead on Sunday.

Police say the driver crashed his car after getting shot. 

We're told officers are unsure whether robbery was a motive in this shooting, because Uber drivers never carry cash.

Police tell 7 Action News this is the second West Africa native killed while on the job working as a driver just this month.

Modou Diagne who was found inside his car in the area of Livernois and Joy Road around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

He was found in his car that had crashed into a tree in front of a home.

This morning, Uber responded by saying in part, "We were greatly saddened today to learn of the tragic death of one of our driver-partners. His wife, children and family are in our prayers and hearts during this unimaginably difficult time."

A GoFundMe page has been started for his family. 

If you have any information regarding this case, call Detroit Police immediately or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.