Man dies after being hit by SUV in Kentwood

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Kentwood East Beltline crash 112717_439338

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed by an SUV in Kentwood Monday.

It happened around 12:15 a.m. in the 2600 block of East Beltline Avenue SE, according to a Kentwood Police Department news release.

Police said the pedestrian, 32-year-old Jesse Valdes of Hesperia, was pronounced dead at the scene. There was no crossing at the place Valdes was hit, the release said.

The southbound lanes between Mall Drive and 28th Street were shut down for several hours, but have since reopened.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kentwood Police Department at 616.698.6580 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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