Pedestrian dies after being struck by suspected drunk driver.
CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP – A 43-year-old Hart man was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver while walking on East Madison Road just west of North 126th Avenue Sunday, Aug. 11, at 2:16 a.m., according to Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast.
Scott Parsons was crossing the gravel section of East Madison Road and was struck by a 2010 Chrysler Town and Country van driven by a 28-year-old Mears woman who had failed to stop at the signed intersection, Mast said. Parsons died at the scene.
The suspect was arrested, although she has not been arraigned. Her name will be released after arraignment.
Oceana County deputies, Walkerville Rescue and Life EMS were called to the scene
Deputies attempted to render first aid to Parsons. When Life EMS arrived and further evaluated his condition, they found that he had passed away from the injuries he had suffered as a result of being struck, Mast said.
“Deputies investigated the driver and found evidence that made them believe she was under the influence of alcohol. She was lodged in the Oceana County Jail and will be arraigned some time today,” the sheriff said.
“This incident is still under investigation, and if anyone has additional information please call the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office at (231) 873-2121.”
Oceana County deputies were assisted by the Mason County Sheriff’s Traffic Reconstruction Unit.