OAKLAND COUNTY, MI. (THECOUNT) — Sarah Ratliff, of Davison, Missouri, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck by a hit-and-run vehicle in Oakland County Saturday.

Ratliff, 30, was killed following a hit-and-run collision in Rochester Hills early Saturday morning.


According to reports, Ratliff was traveling as a passenger in a vehicle on M-59 near South Adams Road in Rochester Hills, when a backseat passenger, a 41-year-old Metamora man, attempted to choke the driver, a 31-year-old Otter Lake man.

The driver was able to pull over and exit the vehicle along with Ratliff.

Moments later, Ratliff was struck by a passing vehicle that then fled the scene.

Police say they are searching for an Audi Q7. The Audi of unknown color is believed to be model year 2017-2019.

The backseat passenger, who identified himself as Ratliff’s boyfriend, was arrested and is expected to be arraigned on a felonious assault charge on Monday.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or the know the whereabouts of the vehicle involved is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 248-858-4954.


Geo quick facts: Oakland County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is part of the metropolitan Detroit area, located northwest of the city. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,202,362, making it the second-most populous county in Michigan, behind neighboring Wayne County. The county seat is Pontiac – Wikipedia.