KALKASKA CO. – A 79-year-old Kalkaska man was struck and killed yesterday afternoon as he walked across US-131 near Boardman Road in Boardman Township.
On June 16, 2022, at approximately 2:11 p.m. troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Houghton Lake Post were called to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian. According to a witness, the 79-year-old Kalkaska man was attempting to cross US-131 from the west side. The man saw a southbound pickup truck coming and stepped back from the roadway. Once the truck passed, he went back into the roadway, but did not look for additional southbound traffic. A 53-year-old Buckley woman driving a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country in the southbound lane struck the man as he stepped in front of her vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The roadway was closed for approximately two and a half hours while troopers investigated the crash. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash. Troopers were assisted by deputies from the Kalkaska County Sheriff’s Office, firefighters from the Boardman Twp. Fire Department, and Kalkaska EMS.