PD: Man struck by car, killed near Battle Creek

Bedford Township car vs. pedestrian
Police work at the scene of a deadly car vs. pedestrian crash in Bedford Township (June 10, 2017)

BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Battle Creek police say a man was killed when he was struck by a car early Saturday morning.

It happened around 1:50 a.m. on Michigan Avenue near Robinwood Avenue in Bedford Township. Police say they were responding to a call about a person matching the victim’s description standing in the middle of the road and waving at a vehicle that turned up a side street when the crash occurred.

Police say that portion of Michigan Avenue is dimly lit and the pedestrian was wearing dark clothing.

The victim, a 56-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released his name pending family notification.

Police say the driver, who was on his way home from work at the time of the crash, was treated and released on scene.

The crash is under investigation, but police say the pedestrian may have been intoxicated.

Michigan Avenue was shut down for about three hours while police investigated, but it has since reopened.