Elderly man dies after backing out of driveway in Muskegon Co.


MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. — An elderly man died Tuesday morning in a crash.

It happened just after 10:30 a.m. in the 4000 block of Whitehall Road in Dalton Township.

Bazil Leroy Elliott, 86, was pulling out of a driveway when his 2004 Buick was struck by 2006 Chevy truck, according to a press release from the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office. Police say the driver, David Rikkers, 78, struck Elliott’s car in the driver’s side door.

Elliott was taken to Hackley Hospital where he died, police said. Rikkers was not hurt.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts and alcohol isn’t believed to be a factor in the crash.

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