Family, police want public’s help in hit and run

The Lafayette Police Department is investigating  the death of a man on Union Street caused by what authorities say was a hit-and-run. (WLFI Photo)
The Lafayette Police Department is investigating the death of a man on Union Street caused by what authorities say was a hit-and-run. (WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The family of Mark Brummitt is pleading with the public to help find the driver who hit him in the 2200 block of Union Street last week, then drove off. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lafayette police are also hoping to get the public’s help because Sgt. Max Smith said they have little to work with. Right now, they have several metal pieces they believe fell off the suspect vehicle.

“Being that they are metal pieces we believe the vehicle is an older vehicle prior to 1985,” Smith said. “If it was newer we would have plastic.”

Smith said it may have possibly been a Chevrolet car or truck. Smith said the vehicle may have damage on its right side.

Brummitt’s daughter, Shannon, said her father was walking to work at Wabash National the night he died. He usually car pooled to work, but on the mild night he decided to walk.

The family is left with only memories, but they are hoping someone can give them closure.

“I am not mad at them in any way,” Shannon said. “I know it was a clear mistake. So, I’m not mad at them I don’t want anyone to think that. I just want closure for my dad.”

Shannon laid her father to rest on Tuesday.

If you have information about this case you can call the anonymous We Tip Hotline at 800-78-crime.

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