UPDATE: Hit and Run Victim Identified
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UPDATE: The victim of a late night fatal hit and run accident has been identified.
Lansing Police announced Wednesday that the victim in Monday evening's hit and run accident has been identified. The victim is Thomas Thelen, a sixty-nine-year-old resident of Lansing Township.
At around 11:30 PM Monday evening, Thelen was riding a bicycle near Sparrow Hospital, around the intersection of Pennsylvania and Michigan, in Lansing, when he was hit by a car. He was rushed to the hospital, where he died shortly after arrival.
The LPD is attempting to locate a new model, light blue-colored Chevy Cruze which was spotted leaving the scene of the accident, heading eastbound on Michigan Avenue.
Investigators are receiving tips and following leads. Persons with information relating to the accident are requested to contact the LPD at (517) 483-4600, or Crime Stoppers at (517) 483-STOP (7867). Anonymous text message tips can be sent to 847411. Begin your text with LPD517 then leave your message.
UPDATE: A late night hit and run Monday left one man dead in Lansing, and now police are looking for the driver responsible.
Authorities said they are looking for a car similar to a light blue, newer model Chevrolet Cruze, which they said should have considerable front-end damage from the hit. The incident happened near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Pennsylvania in front of Sparrow Hospital.
The victim was a sixty-nine-year-old man on his bicycle. He was rushed to Sparrow Hospital, but died shortly after arriving.
"This is very frustrating," said Captain Daryl Green with the Lansing Police Department, "We would like to have the person involved with this traffic crash to come forward and be held accountable for it."
Police are also hoping that the multiple surveillance cameras in the area mounted on traffic signals and local businesses near the intersection will be able to help identify the car and the driver.
"We have to figure out just exactly what was captured on those video cameras, so we're still investigating the matter," Green said.
If you have any information about the crash or know about the Chevrolet Cruze that might be involved call Lansing Police at (517) 483-4600. You can also text a tip to 847411 and begin the text with LPD517.
A fatal hit and run accident happened Monday night outside of Sparrow Hospital, near the intersection of Pennsylvania and Michigan, in Lansing.
Lansing Police tell us that a 69 year-old man was hit while riding his bike around 11:30 PM. He was rushed to the hospital, where he died shortly after arrival. The car that hit the man fled the scene, and police are calling this a hit and run.
Police say they are possibly looking for a blue Chevy Cruze, but they have not ruled out other vehicles. Lansing Police are currently processing evidence.
We will keep you updated throughout the morning.