NILES — Police say a man involved in a deadly hit-and-run accident last night has turned himself in. Now, the family of the victim speaks out.
"You know if you hit somebody, you should stop. But he didn't. I hope he just gets justice out of this," said Aron Brigham, the victim's nephew.
Charles Lintz, 51, died after being hit by a car on M-60 near Lilac Street, just east of Niles. The accident happened sometime after 9 Sunday night. A passerby saw Lintz's body in the road with no shoes on and a jacket pulled up over his head.
Known as Junior by his family, Lintz's loved ones say he was a simple and, although currently out of a job, a hardworking man who had been suffering from major heart problems.
"We love him and we're going to miss him," Brigham said.
Lintz lived on Lilac Street, about a block and a half from where the accident happened. It's still unclear why he was walking on the highway.