A truck driver accidentally played the part in opening of a potential murder case after a fender bender in Michigan on Thursday afternoon. 

The accident happened on the afternoon of October 27th in Roseville, Michigan. 

According to 7 ABC Detriot, a semi truck was turning at the intersection of Common and Hayes Roads when it clipped a pickup truck stopped at the light. Police were called to the scene and were handling the traffic incident as a typical crash when they noticed the motorist was a little shaky and then took off on foot. 

“Our officers were handling it like a normal traffic crash, part of that is they have to inventory the car before we impound it,” Roseville Police Chief Ryan Monroe said. And that’s when the officers discovered the body of a 62-year-old woman in the covered bed of the pickup. 

Police say the plates on the pickup were expired and trace back to a woman in her early 60s, but did not confirm if the deceased woman was the previous owner. Officers do not believe the truck was stolen.

Police are now asking the public for help in identifying the pickup driver in hopes of putting together some pieces of the case. The suspect was last seen running south on Hayes near Common. 

“It’s just kinda crazy that you could be right next to something without realizing it,” Ryan Neumann, a person who works nearby said.

“I grew up in this neighborhood. It’s always been quiet. Neighbors are great, get along with everybody so definitely surprising,” Joe Sawyer said.

Roseville Police are asking anyone with information on the suspect or his whereabouts to call the department at 586-447-4484.

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