Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle

PLEASANT PLAINS TOWNSHIP — One person died after being struck be a vehicle that was attempting to pass another vehicle. 

Just after 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a car vs. pedestrian accident, according to a news release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. 

Upon arrival, deputies learned that two pedestrians were walking north on M-37 near 68th Street in Pleasant Plains Township. One of the pedestrians was in the roadway and was struck by a vehicle that was passing another vehicle.

That vehicle then struck the vehicle that it was passing in an attempt to avoid the pedestrians.

The pedestrian that was struck by the vehicle was pronounced dead on scene. M-37 was closed for several hours while the scene was investigated.

All death cases investigated by the sheriff's office are sent to the prosecutor’s office for review.

The sheriff's office was assisted by Lake County Central Dispatch, Michigan DNR Law Enforcement, Michigan State Police, Mid-Michigan Medical Examiners Office, Pleasant Plains Fire Department, Life EMS, and Lake County Sheriff's Victims Services Unit.

The name of the deceased has not been released by authorities.