Pedestrian dies in hit-and-run in Benton Charter Township

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. - A pedestrian died in a hit-and-run crash on Walnut Street on Friday, the Benton Charter Township Police Department announced.

At 10:15 p.m., police were called to the area of Walnut and Chicago Avenue for a pedestrian traffic crash.

At the scene, officers found the victim, a 48-year-old Benton Township man, in the road.

Officers performed life-saving measures until the victim could be taken to the hospital.

The victim died from his injuries at the hospital.

According to witnesses and evidence at the scene, police believe the suspect vehicle may be a red, 1997-2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck with possible driver-side headlight and bumper damage.

No suspect has been located at this time.

If you have any information, please contact the Benton Township Police Department Detective Bureau at 269-925-1135.

You can also leave an anonymous tip with Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.

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