Police continue search for driver in fatal Howell hit-and-run, seek public’s help

     Portrait of the McHugh family, courtesy of Theresa Artigas Photography (posted with permission of the McHugh family).

    Portrait of the McHugh family, courtesy of Theresa Artigas Photography (posted with permission of the McHugh family).

    The Howell Police Department continues to search for the person responsible for fatally striking a Spring Lake cyclist last Wednesday afternoon and fleeing the scene.

    Around 2 p.m., Charles McHugh, 58, was riding his bicycle on Herbertsville Road near Blewetts Recycling in the township when he was struck from behind by a vehicle traveling south, police said. The car then fled the scene on Herbertsville Road, heading toward Brick or Wall.

    The vehicle, described as an older model, black 1990s vintage four door car, is possibly foreign made (Toyota) with lighter silver accents on the fender flares and bottom of the doors and no window tinting, police said.

    Police said that the vehicle should have damage to the passenger side headlight assembly and front corner, with yellow paint likely from the bicycle. The windshield and passenger’s side “A pillar” are also likely damaged from McHugh striking the vehicle after being hit, according to police.

    To view photos of vehicle evidence left at the scene, click here.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Howell Police Department at (732) 938-4111.

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