White Pigeon man, the victim of a hit-and-run, transported to hospital with life threatening injuries

A 33-year-old White Pigeon man was transported to the hospital Tuesday with serious injuries after a car struck him on US 12 in Mottville Township before fleeing the scene. 

At approximately 5:35 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to US 12 near Riverside Drive for a report of an injured pedestrian in the roadway. Upon arrival deputies determined the injured man was struck by an eastbound passenger car believed to be a gray 2000-2005 Cadillac Deville. The vehicle likely has damage to the front bumper/grille/hood area.

The victim, whose identity is not being released at this time, was transported to a local hospital with what authorities describe as life threatening injuries. The incident remains under investigation.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by LifeCare Ambulance, the White Pigeon Fire Department, West Michigan AirCare, Michigan State Police, and MDOT.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact St. Joseph County Central Dispatch at 269-467-4195 or the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department at 269-467-9045.

Alek Haak-Frost is executive editor and publisher of Watershed Voice.

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