GULL LAKE -- Yesterday morning’s slushy weather may have contributed to a fatal car/pedestrian accident in Ross Township.
It happened in the dark around 6:30 near the intersection of M-89 and 38th Street. 67-year-old Frank Croston was on a golf outing with a church group from Indiana staying at the Gull Lake Inn. Kalamazoo County Deputies say he was trying to cross the street to get a coffee at a gas station when he was struck.
Deputies say Croston was wearing a dark running suit at an unlit section of roadway where the speed limit is 55. Visibility was limited because of the falling precipitation.
The driver of the Pick-up that struck him has not been charged or cited, and probably won’t be, but the investigation remains open.