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Utility worker ID’d after being hit, killed in Grand Rapids

Posted: 11:57 AM, Oct 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-14 10:15:18-04

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Ronald Matthew Hughes, of Escanaba.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A utility worker died Thursday after he was hit by a vehicle on Hall Street in Grand Rapids.

A car that hit and killed a utility worker on Oct. 10, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. on Hall Street over US-131.

Police said a car trying to go around a lane closure sign meant to divert traffic from a construction zone hit the man while he was trying to get back to his truck.

The victim, a 60-year-old male  was in Grand Rapids to do line work for the city. The COO of SPE Group confirmed that he is an employee and says, "It's never a good day when one of your employees doesn't come home."

Speed appears to be a factor in the crash.