WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say a woman using an electric wheelchair was hit and killed by a car in Walker Thursday morning.

The Walker Police Department said the crash happened shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of Lake Michigan Drive and Ferndale Avenue NW.

In a news release, police said the victim, a 71-year-old Grand Rapids resident, was trying to cross Lake Michigan Drive at Ferndale Avenue NW when a westbound vehicle struck the electric wheelchair.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to WPD. Police told News 8 that the victim was a woman.  

The driver, a 31-year-old Grand Rapids resident, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, the release said.

The road was closed following the crash as authorities investigated and worked to clear the scene. It has since reopened.

Police first told News 8 that the victim was riding a motorized scooter but later clarified that it was an electric wheelchair.

The crash remains under investigation, and police noted it does not appear alcohol, drugs or speed were factors.