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Driver sought in fatal hit-and-run in east Detroit

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Detroit police are seeking tips to find a driver wanted in connection with a fatal hit-and-run Tuesday on the city’s east side. 

A 27-year-old man was walking in the street on the 18000 block of Dequindre at about 1:33 a.m. when a SUV struck him, investigators said in a statement.

The driver continued south on Dequindre, according to the release.

On Wednesday, authorities released a surveillance image of the vehicle, which they described as a 2011 or 2012 Ford Escape with heavy front-end damage.

The SUV fled south after the incident.

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