Man dies in hit and run on Detroit's west side

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Detroit — Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a man on the city's west side, officials said.

The crash happened at about 2:05 a.m. Friday near Linwood and Lawrence streets, according to authorities.

SUV suspected in the hit-and-run reported about 2 a.m. Friday near Linwood and Lawrence.

Investigators believe the 29-year-old victim was crossing in the middle of the street when a dark SUV traveling northbound struck him.

Medics took the man to a hospital where he was declared dead.

Hours after the incident, police released surveillance footage of the vehicle, which may have front-end damage.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department Fatal Squad Unit at (313) 596-2260. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
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