Detroit police searching for driver who sped away from scene after hitting, killing pedestrian

Man killed while crossing street on city's west side

DETROIT – Detroit police are looking for a driver who fled the scene after hitting and killing a pedestrian late Wednesday.

Police said the 52-year-old victim was walking in a crosswalk at the intersection of Davison Street and Dexter Avenue when he was hit by a dark-colored vehicle just before midnight. The vehicle struck the man head-on, sending his body flying through the air and continued driving away from the crash.

The victim was a regular at a nearby gas station and coney island restaurant near the intersection that is often busy. A crash at the same intersection early Monday left a woman in critical condition when a speeding driver ran a red light.

Police are unsure what kind of vehicle was involved because it's difficult to make out the car in surveillance video.

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