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Vehicle located after 14-year-old killed in hit-and-run in Wixom

Posted at 6:39 AM, Jun 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-12 08:59:28-04

Wixom police are investigating a hit-and-run that killed a 14-year-old boy.


It happened on Potter Road, between North Wixom Road and Flamingo Road. The boy was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say they located the vehicle involved in the crash at a mobile home park near Glengary and Wixom in Commerce Township. That's a couple miles away from the accident scene.

Police still haven't been able to locate the driver. 

The victim was identified as 14-year-old Justin Lee. His family says he was a football player at Walled Lake Western.

His stepfather, Dave Kataja, said Lee planned on rejoining the football team this season.

"That's all he talked about was wanting to get back into playing football again, because he's been off," Kataja said.

Grief counselors will be available at Walled Lake Western High School and Banks High School for students needing help after Lee's tragic death.

"I hope he has a guilty conscience and turns himself in," Kataja added about the driver.