Driver Who Fatally Struck Man on Auburn Road Under Phoenix Center Fled Scene

Driver Who Fatally Struck Man on Auburn Road Under Phoenix Center Fled Scene

(OCSO, June 29, 2020)

Pontiac, MI – The Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal hit and run traffic crash involving a pedestrian that occurred in the City of Pontiac today.  The traffic crash occurred on Auburn Avenue between North Woodward Avenue and South Woodward Avenue this morning at approximately 10:42 a.m.

George Morrow, a 62-year-old resident of Pontiac, was sitting or lying in a westbound lane of the Auburn Avenue under the overpass, beneath the Phoenix Center, between North Woodward Avenue and South Woodward Avenue when he was struck by an unknown westbound vehicle that fled the scene.

A late model dark red Chevrolet Silverado was seen leaving the area shortly after the crash occurred.  The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance with information to locate the driver of the Chevrolet.

Alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash regarding the pedestrian. It is unknown whether drugs or alcohol are a factor in the crash regarding the driver of the vehicle that fled the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

If you have information related to this fatal hit and run, Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward. Please call (800) SPEAK-UP. You will remain anonymous.

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