METAMORA, MI – On Tuesday July 20th, 2021, at 7:20 AM, Lapeer County 911 dispatched Lapeer Township Police, Michigan State Police Troopers (Lapeer Post), Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies, and Medstar Ambulance Service to an injured male discovered along the edge of the roadway on Hunters Creek Road west of Five Lakes Road in Metamora.
The caller further conveyed that there were two apparent deceased dogs along with the male. Vehicle debris at the scene established that this was the result of a hit and run traffic collision. The pedestrian was walking east along the south shoulder of the roadway and struck by an eastbound vehicle.
The 59-year-old man from Metamora was transported to McLaren in Lapeer and succumbed to his injuries shortly after 8:00 AM. Both dogs, a poodle breed and pit bull breed, were deceased at the scene. Lapeer County Animal Control assisted with the deceased canines.
Evidence and debris determined that a potential suspect vehicle was a dark gray in color Chevy Malibu. The preliminary information was broadcasted to law enforcement. Oakland County Sheriff’s Office received an independent call at 7:24 AM regarding a vehicle fitting the description driving erratic southbound on Rochester Road approaching the Village of Leonard.
Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies intercepted the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop within the Village of Leonard. The driver, a 28 year old woman from Columbiaville, became a person of interest. The driver was eventually taken into custody and lodged at the Lapeer County Jail.
This is a joint investigation between Lapeer Township Police and the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office. The roadway was closed for several hours as the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction Division processed the scene for evidence. This case was be presented to the Lapeer County Prosecutor’s Office to be reviewed regarding formal criminal charges within the near future.
Anyone with information is urged to contacted Lapeer Township Police Chief Bill Stokes at 810-664-3700 or Lapeer County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Jason Parks at 810-245-1381.
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