OTSEGO TOWNSHIP (WKZO) -- Deputies in Allegan County are investigating the death of an elderly pedestrian who was struck and mortally injured when she was struck by a car Friday at noon in the 600 block of Lincoln Road near Otsego.
The 79-year-old driver apparently told them that he was getting ready to pass her as she walked along the side of the road, when she suddenly decided to cross the road and stepped right in front of his vehicle.
The motorist and several witnesses rendered initial aid and contacted authorities. The victim, identified as Francis Wood, of Otsego Township, was rushed to Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo where she later died from her injuries.
Investigators say speed and alcohol were not factors in the collision, but the investigation remains open.