WIXOM, Mich. (WJBK) - A 14-year-old was killed after a hit-and-run in Wixom Monday evening.
The teen was riding a bicycle in the area of Potter Road and Wixom roads at the time he was struck by a car at 5:40 p.m. Police said that they believed the vehicle involved was found just outside the city, but the suspect is still at large.
Drivers were advised to avoid the area Monday night while authorities were still at the sene. That intersection was closed for several hours.
Neighbors say speeding has long been an issue on Potter Road, and that they had feared something like this would happen.
"Too many cars fly down this street," said Mike Henry. "A 30 mile (per hour) rural road is turned into a highway. I don't know why but the City of Wixom seems to divert the traffic this way, and they shouldn't."
Police say speeding was likely the case around Monday night when the driver in a minivan hit the boy.
"Witnesses told the officers when they arrived on scene that he was going fast. The witnesses told the officers when they arrived on scene that he was a white male. That's what we have at this point," said Wixom Police Chief Ron Morse.
Police found the driver's Honda Odyssey in Commerce Township, but the man behind the wheel was long gone. Chief Morse has said he's directed his entire detective's bureau to search for the man.
Authorities are holding a news conference Monday morning at 8:45 a.m. to give the latest details in the investigation. You can watch live when it begins on FOX 2 News Now on our Facebook page here.
The teen was a freshman at Walled Lake Western High School. His name has not yet been given.
This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates.