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Police search for suspect in fatal Newaygo Co. hit and run

Posted at 11:41 AM, Sep 24, 2014

NEWAYGO COUNTY, Mich. - The Newaygo County Sheriff's Department says it is investigating a body that was found Wednesday morning in Merrill Township.

The discovery was made near Woodland Park and 11 Mile Road in the White Cloud area.

Detectives tell FOX 17 News that the case involves a hit and run crash.

The sheriff's department sent a news release Wednesday afternoon:
The Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a Hit and Run motor vehicle accident which has left one person dead. Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the area of 11 Mile Road and 16th Street in Woodland Park, Merrill Twp., Newaygo County, around 7:18am for a male laying partially in the roadway. Investigation into incident indicates Steven Jones (61) of Woodland Park was walking eastbound on 11 Mile Road when we was struck by a motor vehicle. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. Vehicle involved with this accident left the scene.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance from anyone who might have information pertaining to this incident.

The Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by LIFE EMS, and the Newaygo County Road Commission.