Wayne County Sheriff's sergeant hit and killed while jogging

Posted at 11:39 AM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 13:20:14-04

A Wayne County Sheriff's sergeant was killed Tuesday morning while he was jogging on Hines Dr. in Westland, sources tell 7 Action News.

The sergeant, identified as Lee Smith, was off-duty and running near Inkster Rd. when he was struck by a vehicle that then drove off. Police are looking for the driver of the vehicle. It's described as a black Buick Enclave with chrome trim and door handles. It's suspected to have heavy front-end damage to the hood.

We're told Smith is a 26-year veteran of the force and had just put in his application for retirement last Friday. He was expected to retire on Oct. 1.

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon spoke to the media shortly after the crash.

Crime Stopper is also offering a $2,500 cash reward for information that leads to an arrest in this case. If you have any information, please call 1-800-SPEAK-UP or Detective Farrar at 734-467-7912.