Police seek driver involved in hit-and-run in Michigan

By Mark Schremmer, Land Line staff writer | 12/4/2015

A recent hit-and-run crash that forced a tractor-trailer off the road has prompted the Michigan State Police to ask for the public’s help in identifying the other driver.

An incident described by authorities as “road rage” occurred between two truck drivers. It happened about 11:30 a.m. Monday on northbound Interstate 69 at N Drive North near the 42-mile marker in Convis Township.

According to the Michigan State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, the suspected driver passed the other tractor-trailer while making aggressive gestures. Police said the suspect’s vehicle then pulled ahead and swerved into the side of the other vehicle, which went into the ditch and overturned.

Police said the suspect is a black male and was driving a white, newer model tractor-trailer, possibly a Freightliner. The tractor has a tinted window on the passenger side of the sleeper. There is black lettering on the passenger side door of the truck and below the window of the sleeper. The trailer has small markings near the nose on the curb side and what appears to be a crack in the trailer near the landing gear.

The suspect’s trailer is expected to have some damage on the passenger side and may have red paint from the other vehicle, which was equipped with a dash-cam video recorder.

Anyone with information on this incident may call the Michigan State Police Marshall Regional Post at 269-558-0500.

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