GRPD: 1 dead after hit-and-run crash

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Grand Rapids Police Department was called to a hit-and-run crash in southeast Grand Rapids early Saturday morning where it says a man died after being hit by a vehicle.

Police say it happened around 2:53 a.m. in the 500 block of 28th Street SE. The pedestrian, a 33-year-old Grand Rapids man, was crossing 28th near Union Avenue when he was hit by a vehicle traveling west.

The victim was found lying in the center turn lane when authorities arrived on scene. They tried to save the man, but he died on the scene.

The suspect vehicle that fled from the crash is white with front-end damage and is possibly an Audi A7 manufactured between 2011 and 2014.

Anyone with information can contact the Grand Rapids Police Traffic Unit: Officer Andy Bingel at 616.456.3414 or abingel@grcity.us; Officer Justin Ewald at 616.456.4282 or jewald@grcity.us; or Officer Wally Tett at 616.456.3320 or wtett@grcity.us. Anonymous tips can be made to Silent Observer 616.774.2345 www.silentobserver.org.

*Correction: The address of the crash was originally listed as being in the 2800 block of 28th Street, when the crash actually happened on 28th near Union Avenue, which is in the 500 block of 28th Street.

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