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Man killed in hit and run

A man was killed in a hit and run accident last Friday morning in the Village of Howard City.

According to the Montcalm County Sheriff Department, a passerby saw a body lying in West Edgerton Street shortly before 2:30 a.m., on Friday, July 20. The passerby proceeded home (a few blocks away) and told his father, who called 911.

Police said it was evident that the man had been struck by a vehicle and was dead when emergency responders arrived at the scene. He was identified as Scott Michael Gregory, 25, of Howard City.

The passerby was arrested at the scene for operating while intoxicated. As deputies investigated the scene, they found evidence that may link the passerby’s vehicle to the accident. Crime scene technicians are analyzing his vehicle to see if it was involved in the crash. As of July 24, police were still waiting on a report from the crime lab. The passerby has not been charged in the death.

The Howard City Police Department and the Montcalm County EMS assisted deputies at the scene.

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