LEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - Deputies with the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office are looking for the driver that hit a Lee Township woman who may have been trying to rescue a cat in the road.
Rachel Krieger, 21, was found lying injured in the roadway by a passerby on 60th Street north of 106th Avenue Thursday night, the sheriff’s office said. Monday morning, she was still recovering in the hospital from her injuries.
While the accident was reported Thursday just after 10:30 p.m., deputies didn’t know exactly when Krieger had been hit.
Deputies at the scene found Krieger’s 2001 White Chevy Malibu running with the driver’s door ajar.
Inside the car, they found a cat, who was wet, sitting on the driver’s seat. However, Krieger’s mom said their family doesn’t have a cat.
Evidence found at the scene indicated that the driver that hit Krieger did not attempt to stop and help her, according to the sheriff’s office.
Investigators said the suspect’s vehicle was likely a 1988-1999 Chevrolet/GM pick-up or large SUV such as a Suburban. It should have damage to the driver's side front end with a missing a headlight.
The sheriff's office said it has been receiving tips that have been helpful in their investigation. If you have any information, call the Allegan County Sheriff's Office at 616.673.0500 or Silent Observer at 1.800.
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