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Pedestrian killed in Sterling Heights hit-and-run

Victim hit on Dequindre Road

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a driver who fled the scene Sunday evening in Sterling Heights.

Police said the victim was hit about 7:35 p.m. on Dequindre Road, north of 16 Mile Road (Metro Parkway), by an SUV that was driven away in an unknown direction.

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The victim was pronounced dead at Troy Beaumont Hospital.

Police said an initial investigation revealed the victim crossed Dequindre Road from a plaza on the west side and was struck by a northbound vehicle as he attempted to get to the east side. The area of the incident was unlit and without a pedestrian crosswalk, police said.

Evidence left at the scene from the suspect vehicle indicated that it was a 2017 or 2018 black Jeep Grand Cherokee that struck the victim and then left the scene, police said.

Dequindre Road north of Metro Parkway was closed to traffic for about 3 hours. 

If anyone saw what happened or has any information on this deadly hit-and-run, they need to contact the Sterling Heights Police Department at 586-446-2920.

A pedestrian was killed Oct. 13, 2019 in a hit-and-run in Sterling Heights. (WDIV)

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