Vitale family member dies after stabbing, crash

Posted at 11:07 AM, Oct 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-04 16:52:45-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A pizza delivery driver who was stabbed in Grand Rapids and then crashed while trying to drive himself to the hospital has died, police said.

The stabbing happened just before 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of Burton Street SE.  Grand Rapids Police say the victim, identified by a Burton Heights Pizza employee as Joey Vitale, tried to drive himself to the hospital afterward.

He crashed on Wealthy Street SE near LaGrave and was said to have critical injuries. Police say he died Thursday morning.

Investigators say a person of interest was taken into custody but other details surrounding the incident were unclear.

The door of Burton Heights Pizza on Oct 4, 2018

Burton Heights Pizza was closed Thursday. Flowers were left at the door of the business as well as a note citing a "family emergency."