Sheriff’s Detectives Ask for Public’s Help Finding Driver in Fatal Hit and Run of Pedestrian in Oakland Township

Oakland Township, MI – Jan 1, 2023 – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a Shelby Township man today in Oakland Township.

The crash happened approximately 5:49 am on January 1, the early morning hours of New Year's Day, on Rochester Road south of Whims Lane in Oakland Township. Benjamin Kable, 22, was a pedestrian in the southbound lane of Rochester Road when he was struck by a southbound vehicle. Kable was pronounced dead at the scene after evaluation by paramedics from the Oakland Township Fire Department.

The driver of the vehicle, described by a witness as a female of Asian descent, fled the scene after the crash. The vehicle is believed to be a BMW 300 series model between 2012-2019, possibly white in color.

“A terrible crash like this is horrific enough, but to flee the scene and leave a person in the road like trash is unforgivable,” Sheriff Michael Bouchard said. “We need the public’s help finding this person.”

Area of Hit and Run: Rochester Road south of Whims Lane

Drug and alcohol use is unknown by either the driver or Kable. The incident is being handled by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit.

Anyone with information about the driver or the vehicle involved in the crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP. Crime Stoppers pays a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. Tipsters remain anonymous


January 1, 2023, Oakland County Sheriff and Rochester.Life staff

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