GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A husband and wife were killed late Saturday night in downtown Grand Rapids when a vehicle hit them and then drove off.
Family members told News 8 that Todd Fuhr and Tracy Curtiss Fuhr, both 56 years old and of Grand Rapids, were hit by the car.
Authorities said it happened around 11:15 p.m. near the intersection of Grandville Avenue and Oakes Street SW. The victims were pronounced dead when authorities arrived at the scene. Investigators remained on the scene into early Sunday.
The Grand Rapids Police Department said the pedestrians were using a crosswalk to cross the road when a westbound vehicle disregarded the stop sign and hit them. The vehicle then took off.
Police later received a tip that led officers directly to the suspect and the vehicle. An arrest was made.
Authorities have not released the suspect’s identity nor stated precisely what charges that person is expected to face.
The incident happened was near The Woods bar, a popular downtown nightspot. It’s not yet known whether the pedestrians may have been at The Woods before the crash. There are several other bars and venues in surrounding blocks.
The couple’s son posted on social media Sunday morning. He said two GRPD officers went to his house around 2 a.m. to tell him about the incident.
In the post he said, ” … all i can say is to make sure you tell your loved ones how much you care about them every minute you can.”