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Michigan State Student Killed in Hit-and-Run; Search Continues for Suspect

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OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, January 5, 2023 ~ The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their search for a driver who hit and killed a 22-year-old man on New Year’s Day.

Michigan State University senior Benjamin Kable was walking, or possibly standing, along southbound Rochester Road, when he was struck and killed.

It’s one of those tragedies that really hits home for any parent,” Sheriff Michael Bouchard told 760 WJR’s Paul W. Smith. “The young man had gone to a party…was going to Uber home…was struck by a car, and that car left.”

Somebody knows this person…somebody knows this car…please help this family have some closure.”


January 5, 2023 ~ Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard talks to Paul W. about the search for a hit-and-run driver who killed a Michigan State University student on New Year’s Day in Oakland Township.

(CONTINUED) According to a witness, the driver was a woman of Asian descent in her mid-30s driving a silver, white, or grey BMW 3 Series in the 2016 to 2018 model range.

Investigators say the vehicle likely has damage to the hood and front grille, and the front bumper may be missing.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP to leave an anonymous tip.