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Police seek vehicle after fatal hit and run on 8 Mile near I-75

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Police say Harry Wilhelm, 58, is a resident of Warren. Police say Harry Wilhelm, 58, is a resident of Warren.
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Hazel Park police are looking for a vehicle they say hit and killed a pedestrian at the corner of Eight Mile Road and I-75.

58-year-old Harry Wilhelm was walking home when he was hit after a vehicle went through a red light Wednesday night. Wilhelm was "catapulted" into the air by the vehicle and when he landed on the ground he was run over again by the same vehicle, police say.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear more from police and neighbors in a report from Fox 2's Erika Erickson

Police believe the vehicle is a truck, and are looking for a dark-colored, 1994-1996 four-door GMC Sierra, 1500 or 3500 series. It should have visible front-end, passenger-side damage. If you know anything contact Hazel Park Police.

Eight Mile Road was closed at that intersection for a period of time Wednesday night following the accident.

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