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Man in wheelchair killed in hit-and-run on east side

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
File

Detroit — Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash on Detroit's east side that left a man in a wheelchair dead, and are looking to find the driver of the van that hit him.

The hit-and-run took place about 5 a.m. at Mack and Conner. 

Police say the victim was crossing the street in a wheelchair when he was struck by a van. Police believe it was a GMC Conversion van, with a high top, that hit him. After the crash, the driver did not stop at the scene.

Medics pronounced the unidentified male victim dead at the scene.