GRPD searches for driver in deadly hit-and-run crash

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are searching for the driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Grand Rapids Wednesday night.

It happened around 10:30 p.m. near the northbound ramp from Division Avenue to Michigan Street NW.

The Grand Rapids Police Department said investigators believe the hit-and-run vehicle is a white Nissan Rogue manufactured between 2013 and 2019. The vehicle was last seen heading westbound on Michigan after the crash. The vehicle should have front-end damage.

The pedestrian, a 59-year-old Grand Rapids man, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a GRPD news release.

The victim’s name is not being released pending family notification.

Anyone with information is asked to contact GRPD Traffic Unit’s Officer Justin Ewald at 616.456.4282 or jewald@grcity.us, Officer Tony Bailey at 616.456.3938 or abailey@grcity.us, Sgt. Rob Veenstra at 616.456.3771 or rveenstra@grcity.us. Anonymous tips can be made to Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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