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Detroit police seek info on fatal hit-and-run on Fenkell in December

Police asking the public for help on December hit-and-run

Detroit police are looking for this van shown on gas station surveillance video Dec. 26, 2019. The van is wanted in connection to a fatal hit-and-run that day on Fenkell Avenue in Detroit.
Detroit police are looking for this van shown on gas station surveillance video Dec. 26, 2019. The van is wanted in connection to a fatal hit-and-run that day on Fenkell Avenue in Detroit. (DPD)


DETROIT – Detroit police are looking for a vehicle and driver wanted in connection to a fatal hit-and-run Dec. 26, 2019 on Fenkell Avenue at Freeland Street.

A 54-year-old woman was fatally struck about 5:50 p.m. that day by a vehicle going eastbound on Fenkell Avenue. The woman was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead, according to police.

The vehicle fled the scene in an unknown direction. The vehicle is described as a red work van with a white driver’s side door and a ladder rack on the roof, according to police. Police said the vehicle is shown in a surveillance image from a nearby gas station.

The public is encouraged to contact the Detroit Police Department’s fatal squad at 313-596-2280 with information on this deadly hit-and-run.