GRANT TOWNSHIP — A Montague man who was critically injured after being hit by a farm truck on the side of the road last week has died, according to the Hart post of the Michigan State Police.
Eric Scott died early Monday morning, stated First Lt. Jeffrey White, Hart post commander.
Scott’s daughter, Kaitlynn Scott, 14, was pronounced dead at the scene, in the June 3 the crash that occurred at approximately 9:40 p.m. on Webster Road west of 72nd Avenue. Eric and Kaitlynn were walking their dog, which also died in the crash. They were walking on the shoulder of the road, police said.
In a letter to parents last week, Montague Area Public Schools Superintendent Jeffrey Johnson said Kaitlynn was a Montague Middle School student. “Kaitlynn was an important part of our school and a friend to many. We are saddened by her loss, and our deepest sympathies are with her family and friends,” Johnson said.
“Preliminary investigation showed that a 1994 International farm truck left the roadway and struck two pedestrians and a dog,” states an MSP press release. “The farm truck was operated by a 57-year-old Rothbury man.”
Eric Scott, was transported by Life EMS to Mercy Health Hackley Campus in Muskegon.
Alcohol and drug use are not believed to be contributing factors in the traffic crash
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Michigan State Police Hart Post at (231) 873-2171.
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