News Release

Fatal Hit and Run Pedestrian Traffic Crash 2/27/19 1110-19

Nature of Incident:  Fatal Hit and Run Pedestrian Traffic Crash

Date and Time:  2/27/2019 at approximately 19:28 hours.


61000 block of CR 378 Bangor Township, Van Buren County, State of Michigan

Incident Number:  1110-19

Suspect Driver:

Unknown currently

Deceased Pedestrian:

55-year-old male resident of Bangor, Michigan Van Buren County, Michigan

Suspect Vehicle:

Vehicle is believed to be a Dodge Journey between the years of 2010 and 2019. Vehicle described as light colored possibly silver or light blue. The vehicle will have drivers’ side front end damage.


Sheriff Daniel E. Abbott reports that deputies were dispatched to the 61000 block of CR 378 in Bangor Township reference a car pedestrian vehicle crash where the vehicle left the scene. Emergency personnel responded, and the pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene. Deputies are asking the public to assist in locating and identifying the vehicle and driver or any other occupants involved in this incident.

Assisting Agencies:

Bangor Police Department, Bangor Fire Department, Michigan State Police and Pride Ambulance.

Supervisor Contact:

Please contact the on-duty supervisor at 269-657-3101 or Operations Lieutenant Jim Charon at 269-657-2006.

Anyone with information can contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at (269) 657-3101, Crime Stoppers 1-800-342-7867, Silent Observer (269) 343-2100 or your local Police Department.

Mobile phone users and online users can provide anonymous crime tips to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office by sending a text Tip Soft message by sending a text message to “CRIMES” (274637) with the keyword VBCTIP from a mobile phone. To submit an online tip, go to and at the top of the homepage follow the directions to submit a tip.

Jim Charon