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Hit-and-run inquiry continues

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a vehicle and pedestrian accident that occurred about 3:45 p.m. May 7 on County Road 550 between Partridge Bay Trail and Sugarloaf Mountain in Marquette Township.

The initial release from the sheriff’s office said a northbound vehicle struck a pedestrian and then left the scene. The pedestrian, a 23-year-old male from Marquette, was transported to UPHS-Marquette for treatment of serious injuries.,

On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office received a tip. Based on the tip, the abandoned suspect van was located in a wooded area on County Road KB near Brown Deer Road in Powell Township. The van was towed to the Michigan State Police Forensic Lab in Marquette for processing.

In a release, the sheriff’s office said it “would like to thank the public for providing crucial information in this case. A suspect has been identified.”

The investigation is ongoing and will be submitted to the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office for review upon completion.

Anyone with additional information is requested to contact the sheriff’s office at 906-225-8470.

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