Crash starts fire, kills man pumping gas in Kalamazoo

Posted at 11:10 PM, Jan 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-22 23:14:55-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A man died after a vehicle crashed into him while he was pumping gas Sunday evening, police say.

It happened around 7:15 p.m. at the Speedway gas station on S. Westnedge Avenue at Buchanan Avenue in Kalamazoo.

Police say Michael Seyoum, 53, of Kalamazoo, was pumping gas when a vehicle crashed into him and a gas pump. The crash reportedly caused a fire as well.

A witness pulled Seyoum to a safe location, but he later died at the hospital.

The driver who police believe hit him is a 74-year-old woman from Mattawan. She was not arrested.

Police don't believe alcohol nor drugs were factors in the crash.

The incident remains under investigation.