Man dies after being struck along highway

Posted at 9:46 AM, Feb 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-28 14:07:04-05

TROWBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – One person died during a traffic crash along M-89 Saturday.

The Allegan County Sheriff’s Department said Rickie Sheldon, Jr., 35, of the Allegan area had apparently stopped to pick up a relative who broke down on the highway along M-89 near 26th street. Police said Sheldon was struck by another vehicle, as he was getting back in his truck.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police do not believe alcohol or use of a cell phone  were factors in the crash.

The name of the driver who hit Sheldon is not being released pending the investigation.