Lapeer Sheriff Seeks Info on Hit & Run

On Tuesday 07/20/2021 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 (Lapeer County’s Lapeer Township). 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 male (59 year old male from Metamora) was transported to McLaren in Lapeer and  succumbed to his injuries shortly after 8:00 AM. Both dogs (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. This 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 female (only occupant) 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.

Submitted by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office