Fatal hit-and-run victim's family speaks out

A hit-and-run on the northwest side of South Bend left a man dead and a family distraught.

It happened around 9 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Humboldt and Adams Streets.

59-year-old Tyree Washington was walking home when he was hit and killed by a passing car. The driver of that car fled the scene.

The news came as a complete shock to Washington's family.

"It broke me down. As me being who I am to my family, I can't fix this. I can't help my granny, I can't tell her it's going to be all right. I can't tell my auntie, 'your dad about to walk in that door any minute now,'" said Dominique Lypsey who is Washington's granddaughter.
They want anyone who has information to contact police. They would also like to see the suspect come forward so they can work towards getting answers.

"We just want justice. If anybody know anything, just call. If you don't want to reach out to us go to the police station," Lypsey added.

Lypsey said she has message for the suspect. "We just want justice. If you help me I can try to help you but right now how you left us, we can't help you because you left my pawpaw out here and he's gone. We don't have another one," she said.
The investigation is ongoing. Police are looking for a white four door sedan with front end damage. If anyone has information they are encouraged to call Captain Tim Spencer at 574-259-2966.

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