Man hit by car, killed in SE Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police say a pedestrian was killed after being struck by a car in southeast Grand Rapids Wednesday morning.

The Grand Rapids Police Department said around 6 a.m. authorities received a report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a car near the intersection of Burton Street SE and Paris Avenue SE.

Before police arrived, witnesses were performing CPR on the pedestrian. He was then taken to the hospital where he later died of his injuries, according to GRPD.

Authorities have not released the victim’s name.

The police department said the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

It’s unknown what led to the crash.

GRPD’s Traffic Unit continues to investigate the crash.

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

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