Police confiscate BMW linked to fatal hit-and-run crash on New Year’s Day

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Police have recognized an individual concerned within the hit-and-run accident that killed a person in Shelby Township on the morning of January 1.

Police stated Benjamin Kable, 22, was struck by a southbound car at round 5:49 am whereas he was strolling on the southbound lane of Rochester Highway, south of Whims Lane.

The driving force fled the scene after the accident.

“A horrific accident like that is scary sufficient, however working away from the scene and leaving an individual on the highway like rubbish is inexcusable,” Sheriff Michael Bouchard stated in an announcement.

A witness stated {that a} lady in all probability drove a white, grey or silver BMW 3-series sedan between 2016 and 2018 when she crashed into Kable.

Investigators stated the suitable entrance grille and a part of the left entrance grille of the car concerned have been more than likely lacking, and there was injury to the hood and entrance bumper.

On January 5, a BMW 3 Sequence sedan was discovered at a residence not removed from the crash website on Rochester Highway and Whims Lane in Oakland Township.

Bouchard said {that a} involved citizen offered the knowledge that led to the car being impounded.

“I knew the group would do all the things they may to assist us discover the driving force concerned on this tragic loss of life,” Bouchard stated in an announcement. “We tremendously admire individuals’s steps ahead and I’m optimistic that we’re heading in the right direction.”

No arrests have been made at press time, though investigators additionally decided that an Oakland City resident was the individual concerned within the accident.

The case is underneath investigation.

Police stated they didn’t know whether or not Kable was standing or strolling on the highway when he was shot. The pace restrict the place the accident occurred is 50 mph.

Paramedics from the Oakland County Fireplace Division decided that Kable was lifeless on the scene.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Workplace Accident Reconstruction Unit is investigating the incident. Anybody with data is requested to name Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP. Police stated Crime Stoppers paid a reward of as much as $1,000 for data resulting in the arrest, and the whistleblowers’ id remained nameless.

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