Update from the Sterling Heights Police Department: Last night, a 47-year-old woman was struck and killed at 14 Mile and Ryan Roads while pushing her teenage son in a wheelchair. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.
The 15-year-old son was not seriously injured.
Overnight, the Sterling Heights Police located the suspect vehicle—a red Cadillac—in Highland Park and arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the incident.
The suspect was taken into custody on charges of: operating with the presence of drugs causing death, driving with a suspended license causing death and leaving the scene of a fatal injury accident.
According to Sterling Heights Police Lt. Dave Smith, the use of drugs are believed to be a factor in the accident. The SHPD will release more information if the suspect is charged.