Reward increased following hit-and-run death of student

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) – A reward is being increased for information that leads to an arrest in the death of a Central Michigan University freshman who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver near the school’s Mount Pleasant campus.

Family and friends of 17-year-old Ryan Tsatsos plan to gather with investigators Friday at the school to encourage anyone with information to come forward. Crime Stoppers is offering up to $2,500 cash reward, up from an earlier-announced $1,000 reward.

Police say Tsatsos pushed another person to safety before being struck. He was walking with friends back to his residence hall early on Nov. 1 when he was hit on Crawford Road between Billabrail Street and Concourse Drive, south of the main campus.

The student from the Detroit suburb of Macomb Township was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have been seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver.

If you have information you can leave an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-773-2587 or online at by clicking here.

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