Office of the Sheriff


Driver Identified in Fatal Hit and Run

Sheriff's deputies have identified the driver of a 2007 Pontiac Torrent that struck and killed a pedestrian in the 3800 block of 9th Street in Oshtemo Township on Dec. 8th 2018.

The pedestrian, Edward J. Howell Jr., 45, of Allegan, was struck and killed just after 11 p.m.

On Monday, December 17th, KCSD deputies acted on a tip and were able to locate and seize the vehicle.

On Tuesday, December 18th, KCSD detectives were able to make contact with a 21 year old female resident of Kalamazoo. During an interview with that female she admitted to being the driver of the 2007 Pontiac on the evening of the fatal crash.

KCSD deputies thank the public for all their assistance and continue to investigate the case and want anyone who has any information on the crash in the 3800 block of 9th Street around 11 p.m. on Dec. 8 to contact them at 269-383-8822 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.

Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018

Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office
1500 Lamont
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Emergency: 9-1-1
Administration: 269-383-8821
Non-Emergency Dispatch:  269-488-8911

Sheriff: Richard C Fuller
Undersheriff: James Vandyken