Woman Killed in Hit and Run in Rochester Hills, Police Seek Information
(OCSO, Oct. 29, 2022)
Rochester Hills, MI – Oakland County Sheriff’s Detectives are seeking the public’s help identifying the driver of what is believed to be an Audi Q7 vehicle that fatally injured a Davison woman and then fled the scene early today in Rochester Hills. The Audi of unknown color is believed to be model year 2017-2019. It struck Sarah Ratliff, 30, as the vehicle was entering westbound M-59 from Adams Road.
Ratliff died a short time later at an area hospital. The hit and run crash happened minutes after an altercation in a separate vehicle between two men.
Ratliff was a passenger in the vehicle, a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, when a male passenger in the backseat attempted to choke the driver as the truck was headed westbound on M-59.
The driver was able to stop the truck in an area off M-59 and near the on-ramp onto M-59 from Adams Road. The driver, a 31-year-old Otter Lake man, and Ratliff got out of the truck and fled. Moments later, Ratliff was struck by the westbound vehicle on M-59, about 100 feet from the truck.
The backseat passenger, a 41-year-old Metamora man, was arrested and is expected to be arraigned on a felonious assault charge on Monday. He identified himself as Ratliff’s boyfriend. Anyone who may have seen the crash, or the vehicle involved is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 248-858-4954.
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