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$2,500 Reward Offered For Tips In Fatal Double Hit-And-Run

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A car that allegedly struck a pedestrian is seen in a security camera image (credit: Detroit Police Department)

A car that allegedly struck a pedestrian is seen in a security camera image (credit: Detroit Police Department)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police called it a “horrific incident.”

Every Thursday, 55-year-old Darlene Yeargin would volunteer to help the needy at the Assemblies of God Church on Puritan near the Southfield freeway; but on Feb. 20, a tragedy happened on the way.

As Yeargin crossed the street — near Asbury Park on Detroit’s west side — at around 6:30 p.m., she was struck by a car. Before help could arrive, she was run over by a van as she lay in the road.

Neither driver stopped at the scene, and Crime Stoppers of Michigan is now offering a $2,500 reward for tips leading to an arrest in the case.

A van that allegedly struck a pedestrian is seen in a security camera image (credit: Detroit Police Department)

A van that allegedly struck a pedestrian is seen in a security camera image (credit: Detroit Police Department)

Yeargin’s sister, Carol Martin, spoke with reporters on Thursday, pleading for tips from the public to help find the hit-and-run drivers.

“It’s not a good place for me today,” Yeargin said, through tears. “I can’t pick up the phone now…I can’t pick up the phone and say, ‘Girl, whatchu doin’?’ I can’t go to my address book and say, ‘Oh, let me send her a card. I can’t do it.’”

The suspect vehicles are  a dark-colored, 2002 or 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo and a white conversion van.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-SPEAK UP. You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637).

 

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