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Pedestrian dies in crash in Oakfield Township

Nicolaus Martin was hit while walking along the road Saturday evening, May 19. Photo from online obituary at Corey Funeral Home.

A man walking along Lincoln Lake Avenue was hit by a car and killed Saturday evening, May 19.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, a 2003 Cavalier driven by a 17-year-old male from Greenville was traveling southbound on Lincoln Lake when it struck a man walking on the unlit roadway. A second vehicle then also struck the pedestrian but did not stop.

The pedestrian, identified as Nicolaus Martin, a 22-year-old male, from Evart, died of his injuries.

Assisting at the scene was Oakfield Township Fire and Rescue and Rockford Ambulance. 

The crash is still under investigation.

According to his obituary at Corey Funeral Home, Nicolaus graduated from Evart High School in 2013 and had plans to join the U.S. Army. A Celebration of Life honoring him will be held Saturday, May 26 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Community Building at the Fairgrounds in Evart. Memorial contributions in Nick’s name may be directed to the Skate Park in the City of Evart.

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