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Pedestrian killed in hit and run crash Friday morning

BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A pedestrian was killed in a hit and run on Paw Paw Avenue early Friday morning.

Benton Township Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of Paw Paw for reports of an unresponsive male lying in the road.

The victim, 45-year-old Exavier Hassel, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators found video evidence showing Hassel was walking south on Paw Paw Road when he fell into the southbound lane.

While lying in the road, he was struck by a vehicle driving southbound on Paw Paw Road.

The driver did not stop at the scene.

Investigators do not know why Hassel fell.

The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information in this case, please contact The Benton Township Police Department at 269-925-1135 or Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.

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