Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Fatal Hit-and-Run Oakland County Forensic Lab Specialist Killed In Hit-And-Run – CBS Detroit

WALLED LAKE (WWJ) —A forensic lab specialist with the Oakland County Sheriff’s office has died after she was hit by a car in a hit-and-run accident.

Forensic Lab Specialist Deputy Jennifer Garringer of Walled Lake was killed last night when she was hit by a car as she was crossing a street using a crosswalk, authorities say. She was vacationing with her husband in Orlando, Fla.

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Jennifer Garringer (Photo: Oakland County Sheriff’s Office)

The suspect driver fled the scene, but a security guard, who witnessed the crash, was able to track down the suspect’s vehicle. The incident is being investigated by Florida Highway Patrol.

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Sheriff Michael Bouchard said Garringer’s contributions in the Forensic Lab were extremely helpful in closing a number of cases since she joined the agency in 2013.

“Our hearts and prayers are with Jennifer’s family during this difficult time,” Bouchard said in a release. “Her contributions to our agency in the Forensic Lab have helped to close countless investigations and bring justice to victims. She will truly be missed and our agency is a little less vibrant without her as part of the team.”

Since joining the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Garringer received many accolades and compliments from local agencies, including a Unit Citation from the Farmington Police Department for her efforts leading to the arrest of a suspect wanted in multiple crimes. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University in 2011.

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Funeral details are not available at this time.