Man dies after being hit by car in Newaygo County

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BROOKS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say a pedestrian is dead after being hit by a car in Newaygo County.

It happened around 9:40 p.m. Sunday on M-37, south of 88th Street in Brooks Township.

Authorities say 51-year-old Patrick Baker of Grant was crossing eastbound M-37 when he was struck by a car going northbound.

According to MSP, crews tried to save Baker’s life, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver was a 16-year-old girl from Grant, MSP said.

Troopers believe alcohol was a factor concerning the pedestrian. However, speed and alcohol are not believed to be a factor regarding the driver, police say.

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