VIDEO: Red Work Van Sought In Fatal Pedestrian Crash

WWJ News
January 18, 2020 - 5:31 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) - Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who fled the scene after fatally striking a pedestrian on Detroit's west side.

The crash happened around 5:50 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26 along Fenkell Avenue near Freeland Street, just east of Hubbell Avenue.

According to police,  a 54-year-old black female was fatally struck by a van that was traveling eastbound on Fenkell. After the collision, the vehicle fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Fenkell Fatal Hit&Run vehicle
photo: Detroit Police

The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The suspect vehicle is described as a red work van with a white driver's side door and a ladder rack on the roof.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department’s Fatal Squad at 313-596-2280. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.