Hit-and-run driver strikes 2 Michigan walkers, killing 1

COLFAX TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – Authorities say a hit-and-run driver struck two people who were going for an early-morning stargazing walk in Michigan, killing one and seriously injuring the other.

The Huron County sheriff’s department says three people were walking about 2:30 a.m. Friday when two of them were struck by an SUV in Colfax Township, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of Detroit.

The department says 38-year-old Sheila Peruski of Bad Axe was pronounced dead at the scene and 21-year-old Cassandra Herron of Harbor Beach was taken to a hospital for treatment. Investigators say they were in the roadway when they were hit.

A 41-year-old man walking behind them wasn’t hit.

The man told investigators they had set out to stargaze from a nearby home. The 21-year-old driver was later found and jailed.

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