The 17-year-old freshman, Ryan Tsatsos, of Macomb Township, was walking northbound on South Crawford Road between Billabrail and Concourse streets in Union Township with a few friends when he was struck by a car.
Michigan State Police stated that one of the friends that was walking with Ryan Tsatsos said that Ryan pushed her out of the way of the vehicle that killed him.
The driver of that vehicle did not stop. Police are asking for help from the public to locate the driver and the car.
The vehicle is described as a dark-colored, older 4-door sedan that would have passenger-side damage. Police are looking through traffic camera images from the surrounding areas to get a definite description of the car.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to $2,500 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who committed the hit and run.
Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-422-5245, Michigan State Police Mount Pleasant Post at 989-773-5951 or their anonymous tip line at 877-616-4677.