The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office reported that a hit-and-run accident on West Grand River Highway claimed the life of one person just before midnight on Friday. The community has been horrified by the awful loss, and authorities are currently looking into the hit-and-run death circumstances, which are yet unclear. Keep reading to know more about the Eagle Township hit and run accident in detail.
Eagle Township hit and run accident:
Just after 11 p.m. on Friday, deputies from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office were called to a tragic hit-and-run accident that had occurred in Eagle Township on West Grand River Highway near South Hinman Road.
Officers arrived and discovered a male individual who had been found dead in the road. According to witness accounts and a preliminary investigation, a car traveling west struck a vehicle traveling west before leaving the scene and continuing west.
A 30 year old man who lived in Eagle Township was killed while riding a scooter with lit lights and donning a bright traffic vest on the westbound shoulder.
Description of the hit-and-run car:
Deputies think the hit-and-run car was a 2007 Ford Edge since they were able to retrieve vehicle pieces at the scene. The color is unidentified.
The car should have apparent front-end damage, but the driver’s side mirror is missing. There will be a hole in the driver’s side fog light assembly.
The police said in the release,
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
On August 11, 2023, at approximately 2306 hours Clinton County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a hit and run personal injury crash on W. Grand River Highway West of S. Hinman Rd. in Eagle Township.Upon arrival, officers located a male subject in the roadway who was pronounced deceased at the scene. Through witness statements and preliminary investigation a West bound vehicle struck a West bound electric scooter and then fled the scene continuing West bound. The deceased male – a 30 year old who resided in Eagle Township was riding a scooter with illuminated lights and wearing a reflective traffic vest on the West bound shoulder where he was struck.Deputies were able to obtain vehicle part information from on scene evidence and determine the following suspect vehicle:2007 Ford Edge unknown color at this time, missing a driver side view mirror with front end damage, and missing driver’s side fog light assembly.Deputies were assisted on scene by Dewitt Twp. Police, Michigan State Police, Portland Police, Delta Fire/EMS, and the Clinton County Road Commission.The crash was reconstructed by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team and remains under investigation.The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office is asking for public assistance in locating this vehicle. If you have information please contact Clinton County Central Dispatch 989-224-6792 or the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office 989-224-5200Authority,
Sgt. Matt Dedyne
The victim’s identify is being concealed pending confirmation of their identity and notification of their immediate family.
Help the Investigation:
Dewitt Twp. Police, Michigan State Police, Portland Police, Delta Fire/EMS, and the Clinton County Road Commission all provided assistance to deputies on the scene.
The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team rebuilt the crash, which is still under investigation.
The search for this car is being undertaken by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. Please call Clinton County Central Dispatch at 989-224-6792 or the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office at 989-224-5200 if you have any information.
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