Police: Man killed by hit-and-run driver while crossing 8 Mile Road in Southfield

53-year-old Detroit man struck, killed

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – A man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while trying to cross 8 Mile Road in Southfield, police said.

Officials said the crash happened at 8:53 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of westbound 8 Mile Road and Lahser Road in Southfield.

UPDATE: Victim identified

A 53-year-old Detroit man tried to cross westbound 8 Mile Road west of Lahser when he was struck by a vehicle, possibly a silver sedan, according to authorities.

The sedan continued west on 8 Mile Road after hitting the man, police said.

Officers found bystanders trying to perform CPR on the victim. Medical officials arrived and took the man to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

Southfield police are investigating the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call the department at 248-796-5500.

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