Detroit mother seeking answers 1 year after son’s death in hit-and-run incident

27-year-old Steven Radcliff was hit and killed near Dequindre Street in March 2020

A family is still searching for answers one year after a 27-year-old man was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Detroit.
A family is still searching for answers one year after a 27-year-old man was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Detroit.

DETROIT – A family is still searching for answers one year after a 27-year-old man was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Detroit.

You can really feel the emotional pain coming from this mother. Her son left home for a trip to the store and never came back.

“I just want justice for my son. I just want justice for my son,” said grieving mother Beverly Winfrey.

It’s been months since Steven Radcliff was hit and killed near Dequindre and Robinwood streets in March 2020, and his mother is having a difficult time dealing with his death.

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“He was walking to the gas station to get some cigarettes and they just hit my baby and left him in the street,” Winfrey said.

Winfrey’s family passed out flyers and knocked on doors Thursday in hopes they can get justice for the 27-year-old who left behind a 1-year-old daughter.

“We’re gonna make sure that she knows her dad and his memory will be left alive,” she said.

The reward for any information that could lead to an arrest has just been increased by $500 and multiple billboards have been placed across the city.

“Somebody please come forward and stop this hurting. It’s ridiculous that you just can’t come forward. You know you done did it to the wrong person. Just turn yourself in,” Winfrey said.

Radcliff was killed exactly one month from his 28th Birthday.

Anyone with information can submit an anonymous tip at 800-Speak-Up.


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