UPDATE: Name of pedestrian killed in Ishpeming hit-and-run on eve of Thanksgiving released
The suspect’s name will not be released until potential charges are filed.
ISHPEMING, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: The pedestrian killed in a fatal hit-and-run incident the night before Thanksgiving has been identified.
Thursday, the Ishpeming Police Department said 31-year-old Gregory John Retaskie, Jr., died after a pickup truck struck him the night before Thanksgiving.
The pedestrian vs vehicle hit-and-run occurred near 440 Ready Street, also known as BR 28 or County Road, around 7:14 p.m. Nov. 23.
Retaskie was pronounced dead at the scene.
Ishpeming Police Chief Chad Radabaugh said the name of the driver is still not being released, pending possible charges.
We will continue to update this story as new information becomes available.
Last published: Nov 28, 2022 4:54:14 PM
According to the Ishpeming Police Department, the driver of the vehicle involved in Wednesday night’s deadly hit-and-run has not been arrested because the investigation is ongoing.
Ishpeming Police Chief Chad Radabaugh confirmed Monday that police are still investigating the deadly crash. Although the driver was identified Thursday, they are not currently in custody. After the investigation is concluded, Radabaugh said the case will be handed to the Marquette County Prosecutor to review possible charges.
Radabaugh said police will not release the name of the victim or the driver until the investigation is completed.
TV6 will keep you updated with the latest information as it becomes available.
Last published: Nov 23, 2022 11:20:20 PM
A 31-year-old Marquette man has died after a report of a car vs. pedestrian crash in Ishpeming, according to the Ishpeming Police Department.
The Ishpeming Police Department was dispatched to 440 Ready Street around 7:14 p.m. This road is also known as BR 28 or County Road.
When they arrived, police said they located the male subject with life-threatening injuries and rendered aid until EMS arrived. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the victim is not being released at this time.
The suspect vehicle is believed to be a pickup truck, possibly a Ford Super Duty, with damage to the front grill on the passenger side, as well as damage to the headlight.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ishpeming Police Department.
The Ishpeming Police Department said it was assisted on scene by MSP Negaunee Post, MSP Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit, Negaunee Police Department, Ishpeming City Fire Department and UP Health System EMS.
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