Update: Police identify pedestrian killed in Kent County accident

Posted at 10:05 PM, Mar 14, 2017

GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Police in Kent County have identified the pedestrian who was hit and killed while crossing a street on Tuesday night.

The Kent County Sheriff's Office says the crash was reported around 8:45 p.m. at the intersection of South Division Avenue and 72nd Street in Gaines Township. According to police, Michael Lee Merriman, 52, attempted to cross Division, and was hit by a vehicle. He did not survive.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured. Police say neither alcohol nor speed were involved in the accident.