Man killed in hit-and-run near Kzoo ID'd

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are releasing the name of an Allegan man hit and killed while crossing a road near Kalamazoo.

Edward Howell Jr. was in the 3800 block of S. 9th Street when he was hit around 11:10 p.m. on Dec. 8. He died at an area hospital.

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office says it’s still looking for the  driver who hit the 45-year-old man then continued north on 9th Street.  Based on debris left at the scene, investigators believe the suspect’s vehicle is a black 2007 or 2008 Pontiac Torrent.  It will have a damaged  passenger's side headlight and is missing its passenger side mirror.

Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to contact the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office at 269.383.8748 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

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