One of the two drivers accused of fleeing the scene following a fatal pedestrian versus two vehicle accident on Dickman Road has been located.

The driver of the vehicle believed to have initially struck a pedestrian on Dickman Road has been located by the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department, according to the Battle Creek Enquirer.

The victim has been identified as 59-year-old Karl Gapske of Springfield. Gapske was attempting to cross Dickman Road to get back to an apartment complex.

Video from nearby businesses helped deputies identify the suspect vehicle of a Pontiac Grand Prix that had been traveling eastbound on Dickman Road, striking Gapske as he attempted to cross Dickman Road near Army Street at 7:31 a.m. Wednesday, October 16. A second driver is still being sought who was traveling westbound on Dickman Road, striking Gapske after the initial accident. Gapske was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Pontiac Grand Prix has only been identified as a woman from Battle Creek. Authorities say she was located late Thursday night and has been questioned and is said to be cooperating with the investigation. A passenger that was also in her vehicle at the time of the hit and run has also been questioned.

Deputies are continuing to search for the second suspect vehicle and driver. The investigation remains ongoing. Once completed, a report will be submitted to the Calhoun County prosecutor to review for possible charges.


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