Police ask for help in search for suspect in deadly hit and run that killed a Clinton Township woman

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) - Clinton Township police are asking for the public's help to find clues in what is believed to be a hit and run accident that killed a 20-year-old woman.

Police say the accident is believed to have happened on northbound Gratiot, just south of Capital Drive, shortly before 11:30 pm on Friday.

Officers believe that a vehicle was traveling northbound in the right lane and hit the woman. Investigators say it failed to stop and fled the scene.

Officers say a passing motorist saw the woman lying in the right land and shoulder and stopped to help her out. The motorist also called authorities.

The victim was taken to McLaren Macomb Hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly before midnight. She has been identified as 20-year-old Bobbi Layne Roberts of Clinton Township.

Police say there are no reported eye witnesses to the crash and very little evidence was left in the roadway.

Officers have no description of the vehicle, saying only that it may have damage to the right front and headlamp area.

It's not known if alcohol or drugs are a factor in the crash.

Anyone with information about the accident is urged to contact Lieutenant Raymund Macksoud at (586) 493-7933 or the Clinton Township Police Department at (586) 493-7802.

A fund has been set up to help the family pay for funeral arrangements. Anyone who wishes to donated should contact the United Memorial Funeral Home at 75 Dickerson in Mount Clemens.

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