PONTIAC, Mich. (WJBK) - A man struck and killed by a car in a hit and run while walking along a dark street in Pontiac.
The suspect who hit him left his body in the road and as police search for the driver, the victim's son is on a mission to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone else.
"He was the kind of person who if you went to his house, and he was making dinner and extra people showed up he would cut his food in half," said Danny Kring, his girlfriend.
His name is Chuck Cronan and people just called him Chuck. He would have been 48 on October 1st.
He lived close enough to walk to work at the Safeway Oil in Pontiac, until a week ago, at 2 a.m. Sept. 21.
"All I know is he was walking around Pontiac," said Michael Cronan, Chuck's son. "He left his house around 11 and they told me a car came out from the gas station and hit my dad."
Chuck was killed, the driver took off.
"Whether or not the police finds somebody, I'm not going to stop looking until my dad gets justice," said Michael, adding there's no street lights out there and he wants that to change.
"I'm going out there every night now and this is my fourth night to go out there and light candles," Michael said, to light the way.
FOX 2 spoke to the city which said they are going to fix the street lights. Interestingly, while FOX 2 was out there, we spotted crews that were fixing the lights.
"He loved everybody, he worked at the oil change and no matter who you were, he would show you love and care, that's who he was," Michael said. "That's what I would expect from the community too, to show love and care for him after he's gone."