GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A man died Thursday evening after police say they jaywalked across a busy Grand Rapids road.
Grand Rapids police say it happened just after 7 p.m. on 44th St SE west of Kalamazoo Ave. The 64-year-old pedestrian was crossing 44th but was struck by an SUV. He was trapped under the car and pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim has been identified as Martin Defouw of Grand Rapids.
Westbound traffic was shut down at the intersection.
The driver was not ticketed for the incident and wasn’t hurt. Police do not believe at this time that alcohol or drugs played a role in this crash.