CMU Student Killed in Hit and Run

“It was horrible because it kind of makes me think it could have happened to me,” said Central Michigan University Freshman Adam Ebling.

Students at Central Michigan University can’t believe it… A brand new student dead tonight after a hit and run.

Just after midnight today, Michigan State Police responded to reports of an accident in Isabella County.

A 17-year-old CMU freshman died after he was hit by a car on Crawford Road between Concourse and Billabrail.

Now, police need the public’s help to find the driver responsible.

“It’s really rough to hear about it. I’m assuming he’s like 18? He’s the same age as me. So that’s really hard,” said CMU Freshman Dalton Sutherland.

Michigan State Police in Mount Pleasant Sergeant Kim Vetter says they pronounced him dead at the scene.

“The vehicle was traveling northbound, and so was the student. He was walking home from the Deerfield Road area with a group of friends when he was struck by the vehicle,” Vetter said.

Tonight, that car and the person driving it haven’t been found… And police are looking for information. 

“The vehicle left the scene. The friends were unable to give a clear description of the vehicle that hit him, partially because of the weather. It was very dark and overcast last night and it was raining.”

The news hit the student’s fellow freshman hard.

Adam Ebling says it’s tough to hear.

“It’s just horrible when you hear about someone dying. It’s like it just keeps happening. It’s a horrible thing you don’t want to hear about,” Ebling said.

And the fact that his killer is still on the loose, doesn’t make it any easier.

“We need more leads. We need somebody to come forward and say that they know who was involved, they know what happened, they’ve seen the car,” Vetter said.

Police are withholding the student’s name as their investigation moves forward.

Friends say the car was a dark-colored four-door sedan, and there should be damage on the front passenger side.

Call Michigan State Police if you have any information, the phone number is 989-773-5951.