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Woman Hit By A Vehicle; Dies At The Hospital

Posted: 1:40 PM, Aug 24, 2013
Updated: 2013-08-24 14:00:17-04

allegan sheriff OTSEGO TOWNSHIP, Mich- A woman died yesterday at the hospital after she was hit by a car Friday afternoon in Otsego Township. The accident happened around noon Friday afternoon in the 600 block of Lincoln Road (M-89).

According to the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department, Deputies arrived on scene and found Francis Wood, an 84-year-old woman laying unconscious in the road. She was hit by a west bound vehicle that was driven by a 79-year-old male. Witnesses at the scene told Deputies, that Ms. Wood was walking on the eastbound shoulder of the road and then started crossing the road when she was hit.

The driver of the vehicle and other witnesses helped the woman at the scene. The woman was then taken to Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo where Ms. Wood later died from her injuries.

According to Deputies, alcohol nor speed appear to be factors in this crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department.