Family remembers 78-year-old man killed in hit-and-run in Detroit

DETROIT – Friends and family gathered Monday to honor a 78-year-old great grandfather who was killed in an incident in Detroit last week.

Thomas Starks was crossing Seven Mile Road near Heyden Street when he was hit.

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“My father is a good guy,” said Starks’ daughter Janet Starks. “He defeated all kinds of diseases to cross the street and someone to get him out of. It hurts so bad.”

Thomas Starks defeated cancer, an autoimmune disease, and multiple strokes. He moved from Alabama about 50 years ago and worked for Detroit Diesel for many years.

“I just want justice for my father,” said Janet Starks.


The police look at the driver and the vehicle – a 2020 white Dodge Charger Scat Pack with severe front-end damage.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Detroit Police Department.

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