Sheriff’s Investigators Continue Search for Driver Involved in New Year’s Day Hit and Run Pedestrian Fatality in Oakland Township

Oakland Township, MI – Jan 4, 2023 – Oakland County Sheriff’s Investigators are continuing their search for the driver of a BMW 3 series sedan that struck and killed a Shelby Township man early Sunday morning in Oakland Township.

The crash happened at approximately 5:49am Sunday, early New Year's Day, on Rochester Road south of Whims Lane. Investigators believe a woman of Asian descent and in her mid-30s was operating a white, gray, or silver BMW 3-series sedan from model years 2016 to 2018 when it struck a pedestrian in the southbound lane of Rochester Road. Benjamin Kable, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene after evaluation by paramedics from the Oakland Township Fire Department. It is not known if Kable was standing or walking in the roadway when he was hit.The speed limit where the crash occurred is 50 mph.

Investigators said the vehicle involved likely has damage to its hood and front bumper, is missing the right front grille and a portion of the left front grille. The driver of the BMW fled the scene after the crash.

Image of the 2017 BMW-3 series sedan illustrates the approximate year, color and style of vehicle investigators believe was involved in the crash.

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.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding the driver or the vehicle involved in the crash. Anyone with information 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.

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


January 4, 2023, Oakland County Sheriff and Rochester.Life staff

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