Newaygo County Man Dies after Being Hit by Possible Drunk Driver

A Newaygo County man was hit by a vehicle while he traveled on foot around 1:50 a.m. Sunday, according to the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Department.

A man from Rodney was driving southbound on Northland Dr. south of Pierce Rd. when he hit the Newaygo County man.

The sheriff’s department says the Newaygo County man died at the scene.

The driver was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

The names of the driver and victim have not been released.

The sheriff’s department was assisted by the Mecosta/Austin Township Rescue and Mecosta County EMS.