(UPDATE)— The Lansing School District will be activating the district’s crisis response team at Sexton. They are asking anyone with information on the incident to call police.
The Lansing School District family is mourning the tragic loss of an 8th grade 13 year old J.W. Sexton student who was killed in a hit and run on Jolly Road this weekend. Our heart goes out to the family and friends suffering from his passing and we offer our sincere condolences. We have activated school and district crisis response teams who were at Sexton today. We ask anyone with information to please call police.
(UPDATE)— The Lansing Police Department says the victim of the Lansing hit and run over the weekend was a 13-year-old boy.
When authorities arrived at the intersection of West Jolly Road and Kensington the victim succumbed to his injuries.
The Accident Investigation Team responded to the incident, and after investigating the incident they say the car left the scene in an unknown direction.
Authorities say the possible car information is a Chevrolet S-10/ GMC Sonoma light in color, and the manufacture date is between 1998-2004. Police say there is damage to the passenger’s front side near the headlamp.
Police have not yet released the identity of the victim.
<<<This is currently under investigation and more details will be provided as they become available.
LANSING, Mich. — A 13-year-old Lansing teenager has been killed in a hit-and-run, Lansing Police tells 6 News.
According to the family, he left home at 8:30 p.m. Saturday evening to go to the store for candy and never returned.
Law enforcement was called to the scene at 1:26 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14th near the intersection of Jolly and Kensington on the city’s southwest side.
Police say surveillance shows the victim walking along the side of the road when the vehicle of interest — driving eastbound on Jolly — hits a teen from behind before driving off.
The vehicle appears to be a light-colored SUV, likely silver or white in color, according to police. If you have any information that could help police catch the person responsible, call the Lansing Police Department at 517-483-7600.
*This is a developing story and will be updated as we learn more.*