Man charged in hit-and-run death of Detroit-area road worker
ST. CLAIR SHORES, MI – The driver of a vehicle that hit and killed a construction worker on I-94 last week will face felony charges. Martin Smith, 51, of Harper Woods appeared in court on two charges related to the hit-and-run death of Zach Morisette, who worked for the Macomb County road department, according to the Associated Press. Morisette, 26, was struck Monday, Sept. 21 while working on I-94 near Nine Mile Road. State police discovered his vehicle before Smith turned himself in around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Elsewhere, Jeremy Zeitz, 40, was struck and killed while working on Sherwood Highway over Interstate 69 in Eaton County on Thursday, Sept. 24.mlive.com
Driver accused in fatal hit-and-run of I-94 construction worker turns himself in, police say
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – Police said the driver suspected of hitting and killing a Macomb County road worker has turned himself in to police. Zach Morisette was working along I-94 near 9 Mile Road when he was hit by the driver of a white box truck. He was working with a Macomb County Roads crew, putting down a patch to fix a broken man hole cover. Shaw said within hours of the incident, calls flooded the phone lines with tips about the white box truck and possible driver. READ: State police find vehicle wanted in fatal hit-and-run of I-94 construction worker"They (the victim’s family) were very -- I think relieved.
Driver wanted in fatal hit-and-run of I-94 construction worker turns himself in, police say
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A driver suspected of killing a construction worker earlier this week in a hit-and-run crash on I-94 has turned himself in, according to police. The crash happened around 3 p.m. Monday in the eastbound lanes of I-94 near Nine Mile Road in St. Clair Shores, officials said. MORE: ‘He was the best guy I knew’ -- Family mourns construction worker killed on I-94Zach Morisette, 26, was part of a Macomb County Department of Roads crew putting down a patch to fix a broken manhole cover. “We have developed leads into the identity of the driver and again would hope that that person would turn themselves in." That man turned himself in to the St. Clair Shores Police Department just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, officials said.
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State police find vehicle wanted in fatal hit-and-run of I-94 construction worker
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A vehicle sought in connection with the deadly hit-and-run of a construction worker Monday along I-94 in St. Clair Shores has been found, Michigan State Police announced Wednesday morning. Zach Morisette, 26, was killed when a vehicle struck him about 3 p.m. Monday. He was working with a Macomb County Department of Roads crew putting down a patch to fix a broken manhole cover. Police had been searching for the vehicle and driver and while they have located the vehicle, the driver remains at large. If you are the driver of that vehicle, call us or come in to the post so we can resolve this crash.”READ MORE: ‘He was the best guy I knew’ -- Family mourns construction worker killed in hit-and-run on I-94
’He was the best guy I knew’ -- Family mourns construction worker killed in hit-and-run on I-94
“He was a true, genuine good guy and a family man,” said his brother, Rodney Morisette. “He was the best guy I knew.”The family spoke to Local 4 on the way to the medical examiner’s office. “They’ll never know the void and the heartache that they caused my family,” Rodney Morisette said. “We’ll never get over this.”His family said Zach Morisette loved his niece and nephews. It’s just despicable,” Rodney Morisette said.