JUST IN: Man hit by car and killed while trying to catch dog

By Daily News • Last Updated 11:00 am on Friday, October 04, 2013

REYNOLDS TOWNSHIP — A 63-year-old man was struck by a vehicle and killed Thursday around 9:29 p.m. while attempting to catch a dog that had escaped a nearby home.

According to the Michigan State Police, Lakeview Post, Morris Zerlaut was trying to cross M-46 to retrieve the dog when he was struck by a westbound 2007 Chevrolet Malibu driven by a 27-year-old man.

Zerlaut was taken via AeroMed to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Malibu was wearing a seatbelt and police say alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Howard City Police Department and members of the Reynolds Township Fire Department and Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services.

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