Bicyclist, 74, dies after crash; Driver arrested

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KENTWOOD, Mich. — Danny Leroy Hudson, 74, has died after being struck by a car while riding his bike early Friday morning.

Hudson was hit at roughly 12:09 a.m. on eastbound 44th Street SE just west of Stuart Avenue, according to the Kentwood Police Department.  He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in critical condition and later died from his injuries.

The driver, a 20-year-old Grand Rapids man, has been arrested on unspecified charges, according to release.  His name and the exact charges filed against him in connection with this crash will be released after he is formally arraigned.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to contact them at 616-656-6561 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

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1 Comment

  • catwomn220

    Danny was my cousin and he lived with me and my mom when I was little. He rode his bike everywhere, even in the winter, from childhood on. He didn’t live to be 74 years old riding a bike everywhere, by not being careful. He knew how to be careful on his bike. He loved impersonating Elvis and singing Elvis songs and was a nice man from all I knew of him as a cousin. I just saw him at our family reunion not long ago…he will be missed greatly by many! Kid, you took a life…driving after drinking or doing drugs is always a bad idea! I cannot understand why you or anyone else, would even take the chance and drive when you know you shouldn’t. This is something you’ll have to live with your entire life now and so will my family. I hope that you learn something valuable from this and hope other’s learn from this too. Even if you’ve done it hundreds, thousands, of times, every single time you drink or do drugs and then drive, you are taking the chance of killing yourself or other’s and the risk is not worth it, ever!