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Driver flees after hitting & killing pedestrian in Grand Rapids

Scene of hit-and-run crash Michigan and Division, Grand Rapids
Posted at 11:47 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 09:01:04-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run late Wednesday night in Grand Rapids.

It happened about 10:30 p.m. near Michigan Avenue and Division Street, according to a news release Thursday.

Police and medical personnel pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene.

The vehicle that hit the victim was described by a witness as a white SUV.

Investigators believe the vehicle is a white Nissan Rogue manufactured between 2013-2019.

The vehicle fled westbound on Michigan Street after the crash and should have front-end damage.

The victim, a 59-year-old Grand Rapids man, isn't being identified pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information about the crash may contact the Grand Rapids Police Department's Traffic Unit or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.