Detroit, MI – Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help to locate two people involved in a deadly hit-and-run in Walled Lake that left a 13-year-old girl dead and several others wounded. The terrible accident occurred last Wednesday, near Maple and Decker, during a Walled Lake police pursuit. Trying to escape the police, the driver of a 2023 Jeep Gladiator ran a red light and then collided with two cars. One of the vehicles struck was a 2010 Honda Fit driven by a 51-year-old Commerce Township woman, traveling with her two daughters. A 13-year-old girl was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Her 10-year-old sister was critically wounded, while the mother was hospitalized in serious condition. The passengers in the other car involved escaped with only minor injuries.
Two people in the Jeep Gladiator fled the scene on foot.
“Once again, we’ve seen an individual involved in a horrific crash causing death, flee the scene,” Sheriff Michael Bouchard said. “It’s hard to imagine someone can ignore the basic humanity of helping others. I look forward to this person being held fully accountable for their actions because I’m confident this driver will be found.”