Suspected driver in fatal Monroe County hit-and-run taken into custody

2 women killed in crash

Police are looking for a vehicle involved in a deadly June 26, 2020 hit-and-run. (WDIV)

LONDON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The suspected driver of a hit-and-run that killed two women has been taken into custody, police said.

The crash occurred about 4 p.m. on Friday in London Township, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of Ann Arbor.

State Police posted on Twitter that the victims were a 29-year-old woman from Whitaker and a 25-year-old woman from Ypsilanti. Their names were not released.

Troopers closed down the area for several hours.

“Preliminary investigation shows a vehicle struck 2 pedestrians then fled the scene,” troopers said.

The driver, a 21-year-old man from Willis, was taken into custody on unrelated warrants and will be facing charges in connection with the hit-and-run. Police are still looking the vehicle.

Police said the vehicle is a 2000 Mercury Mountaineer, flat black in color. The picture featured above is the suspect vehicle from an unrelated previous incident earlier in the week.

Anyone with information is asked to call Michigan State Police at 810-227-1051.

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