Police investigate hit and run death

POWELL TOWNSHIP – Troopers and detectives from the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post are investigating an apparent hit and run pedestrian fatality on County Road KCB in Powell Township, approximately two miles east of Big Bay Village in Marquette County.

A 911 call was received at approximately 5:20 a.m. today by Marquette County Central Dispatch from a passing motorist who reported a body located in the roadway. Troopers responded and identified a deceased 54-year-old female Powell Township resident. She appeared to have been walking on County Road KCB (also known as Lighthouse Road), when she was struck by an unknown hit and run vehicle. Also investigating at the scene is an accident reconstructionist from the Michigan State Police 8th District Headquarters. The incident remains under investigation at this time.

Powell Township EMS, Powell Township Fire Department and the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department assisted troopers at the scene.