Police ID pedestrian hit, killed in Kentwood

Kentwood, 48th Street, Eastern Avenue
Emergency responders on the scene of a crash at the intersection of 48th Street and Eastern Avenue SE in Kentwood. (June 21, 2017)

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) —  Kentwood police are investigating a crash that killed a Grand Rapids man.

Sgt. Peter Leach said the crash happened at 48th Street and Eastern Avenue around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Leach said the pedestrian was at a bus stop, then stepped in front of traffic.

Police Wednesday afternoon identified the pedestrian as 62-year-old William David Dunn. Officers said he was on the east side of Eastern Avenue north of 48th Street when he stepped into the roadway and into the path of an oncoming van.

The driver, a 25-year-old from Kentwood, was not injured, police said.

Investigators said it does not appear drugs or alcohol are a factor in this crash, and the driver is cooperating with the investigation.

Anyone with additional information in this case is asked to call Kentwood police at 616.698.6561 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.