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Romulus police seek help in hit-and-run

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Romulus Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Michigan are working in tandem to ask for the public’s help in identifying the driver in a hit-and-run crash in Romulus on Friday night that left a 43-year-old man in “grave” condition.

It was just after 7 p.m. Friday when a tan Buick Rendezvous struck Jeffrey Allen Compau Jr., 43, as he walked southbound on the shoulder of Middle Belt, south of Eureka. The Rendezvous fled the scene rather than wait for police to arrive.

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That portion of Middle Belt, south of Eureka, is two lanes, with no sidewalks, just shoulders, said Sgt. Roger Salwa of the Romulus Police Department. Compau was walking home at the time he was hit.

Investigators believe that the passenger-side mirror and passenger-side headlight would’ve been damaged in the crash. Authorities are asking tipsters who prefer anonymity to call Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAK-UP. A reward of $2,500 is offered for a tip leading to an arrest in the case.

Crime Stoppers calls come in to a call center in Windsor, with no caller ID system, and remain anonymous throughout the process, even when accepting reward money.

jdickson@detroitnews.com