WESTLAND, Mich. (WJBK) - Police in Westland have released photos of the vehicle they're looking for after a sergeant was killed in a hit-and-run accident Tuesday morning.
Wayne County Sheriff Sergeant Lee Smith was hit around 10:30 a.m. on Hines Drive while he was jogging near Inkster. The person who hit him never stopped.
Police have gotten photos of the suspect's vehicle from nearby businesses. They're looking for a black Buick Enclave with chrome rims, chrome door handles and a chrome luggage rack. Police say in the photographs you can see damage similar to what they'd expect to see as a result of the crash.
A Good Samaritan saw Sgt. Smith get hit. He jumped out of the car and tried to resuscitate him, while his friend stayed in their car and drove after the Buick. He eventually lost sight of the car, though, and the driver got away.
Witnesses say police arrived and broke down when they realized they'd lost one of their own.
Sgt. Smith served with the Wayne County Sheriff's Department for more than 25 years. He was going to retire this fall. He led the Mounted Unit and was jogging home after feeding the horses on his day off.
Smith was married and leaves behind a 28-year-old son. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.