Michigan State University student hit by car, dies

Staff and wire reports

East Lansing — Police say a Michigan State University student has died after being struck by a car.

East Lansing police say the student was hit about 5:45 a.m. Friday and investigators believe that the student was walking in a roadway in East Lansing at time.

The student was identified by police as a 23-year-old man. His name and hometown weren’t immediately released.

Lt. Chad Connelly, a spokesman for the East Lansing Police Department, said the unidentified pedestrian was struck on Saginaw Street west of Park Lake Road. He was in the roadway when he was hit by a “sedan-type vehicle” that caused the person’s death, Connelly said.

“At this point it’s still currently under investigation and we aren’t releasing any other details of the accident at this time,” he said.

Connelly said police are still trying to locate family members for the next of notification “hence why no names coming out quite yet.”

Police said there were no injuries to the driver of the vehicle, who also hasn’t been identified, but was interviewed at the scene. “Obviously we’re not going to make an announcement about fault or anything like that until the investigation is completed but it doesn’t appear that they did anything outside the realm of what’s expected,” Connelly said.