Pedestrian struck, killed by pickup truck on M-46

Posted at 8:12 AM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 12:04:08-04

HOME TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A man is dead after being hit by a pickup truck Wednesday morning.

Michigan State Police say that Steven Hax, 40, was standing in the westbound travel lane of M-46 near Academy Road in Montcalm County when he was hit by the westbound truck at about 5:00am. Police say that Hax was not wearing any reflective clothing and it was dark at the time.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 42-year-old man from Vestaburg was not hurt.

Police say that alcohol appears to have been a contributing factor in the crash for the pedestrian, but they are continuing to investigate the incident.