GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities have identified the lineman who was killed after being hit by a car in a construction area in Grand Rapids last week.
The Grand Rapids Police Department identified the man as 60-year-old Ronald Matthew Hughes of Escanaba.
He was hit and killed Thursday morning on Hall Street SW over US-131 in Grand Rapids.
Police on the scene said Hughes had just finished setting up equipment in the construction zone when it happened. A news release from GRPD said a car tried to drive around a lane closure sign set up to divert traffic and hit Hughes as he was trying to get back into his work truck.
Police said speed appears to be a factor in the crash, but the investigation is ongoing.