21-Year Old Woman Seriously Injured In Hit And Run Crash After Saving Cat

Posted at 1:18 PM, Oct 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-25 15:13:02-04

allegan sheriffALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Hit and Run crash that resulted in the serious injury of a 21-year-old Lee Twp woman.

Deputies believe that the victim may have gotten out of her car to assist a cat that may have been in the road when she was struck by a another vehicle. Deputies on scene found a cat that was wet on the front driver’s seat. The mother of the victim reported that the family does not have a cat. The crash was reported on October 24th, at 10:36 pm; however, the exact time of the crash is yet to be determined.

The victim, Rachel Krieger, was traveling northbound on 60th Street north of 106th Avenue when the accident occurred. Her vehicle was found still running and the driver’s door ajar. A witness, who did not observe the crash, came upon Rachel’s vehicle and stopped. The witness found Rachel laying injured in the roadway and stayed with Rachel and comforted her while waiting for EMS and Law Enforcement to arrive.

The evidence at the scene indicates that the suspect vehicle, whose driver did not report the crash nor stop to render first aid, was a 1988-1999 Chevrolet/GM pick-up truck or Suburban type vehicle. This vehicle should have damage to the Driver’s side front end. The vehicle will be missing a headlight and turnsignal assembly.

Anyone with information related to the above crash is asked to contact the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at 616.673.0500 or Silent Observer.

If you were in the area and noticed either the victim’s or suspect’s vehicle please call. If you had been in contact with Rachel around the time of the crash Detectives would also like to speak to you.