Ann Arbor man killed when struck by truck on US-23
An Ann Arbor man was killed on US-23 near North Territorial Road when he was struck by a pickup truck in the northbound lanes of the freeway Monday night, Michigan State Police said.
The driver of a 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck told police the man, identified as Benjamin Yates, 29, stepped off the right shoulder of the highway into the path of his vehicle, police said in a news release.
Yates was lying in the right lane of northbound US-23 when police arrived shortly after the crash was reported at 8:30 p.m. Monday. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Neither alcohol nor speed appeared to be a factor in the crash, police said. However, they offered no other details so far on why Yates was near the highway.
The northbound lanes of the freeway were closed for about three hours while police investigated the incident.
Northfield Township police and fire departments and the Washtenaw County sheriff’s department assisted with the crash investigation.
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