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CMU student identified in hit-and-run crash

Police establish anonymous tip line to find driver

Contact: Heather Smith


​A Central Michigan University student who died in a hit-and-run accident shortly after midnight Sunday has been identified as 17-year-old Ryan Tsatsos of Macomb.

Tsatsos was a CMU freshman and resident in Merrill Hall.

“The death of a student affects the whole university, and we send our deepest sympathies to Ryan’s parents, family and friends,” CMU President George E. Ross said.

Michigan State Police in Mount Pleasant continue to seek the public’s assistance in identifying the driver of the vehicle that struck and killed Tsatsos. An anonymous tip line has been established to aid in the investigation.

State Police say the vehicle was older and dark-colored with four doors and is likely to display damage to the front passenger side. The car was headed north on Crawford at the time of the accident.

If you have any information about the crash or the driver and vehicle involved, please call the Michigan State Police Mount Pleasant Post at 989-773-5951 or the anonymous tip line at 877-616-4677.

The CMU Counseling Center, Residence Life staff and other student support services are responding to help those who would like counseling or other support. Those who would like to speak with a counselor can call 989-774-3381.


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