Bicyclist killed in Flint in overnight police chase, suspected hit-and-run
(06/28/2020) - An overnight police chase sparked by a suspected hit-and-run left a man dead in Flint.
Michigan State Police Lt. Dave Kaiser said the initial crash happened around 3 a.m. Sunday at Fifth and Grand Traverse streets Sunday morning.
Bystanders pointed out a truck nearby as being at fault. But when an officer approached, the driver reportedly took off.
The Flint Police Department went after the truck, which then allegedly hit and killed a bicyclist at Robert T. Longway Boulevard near Chavez Drive.
According to police, the truck then flipped, pinning the passenger inside. The driver reportedly ran away on foot, but he didn’t make it far before officers made the arrest.
Both the driver and the passenger were taken to a local hospital.
Michigan State Police say the bicyclist was a 44-year-old man whose identity won’t be released until family has been notified.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident, police say. Michigan State Police are handing the investigation.