Pittsfield Township police identify pedestrian who was struck and killed on Carpenter Road
Pittsfield Township police have identified the pedestrian struck and killed while crossing Carpenter Road on Wednesday evening as 84-year-old Harry Westhill of Ann Arbor.
Township Deputy Chief Gordy Schick said Westhill was crossing from west to east on Carpenter Road south of Washtenaw Avenue near the Quality Inn & Suites when he was struck at 7:23 p.m.
A 17-year-old Pittsfield Township boy was driving his pickup truck north and was in the curb lane when Westhill walked into the lane of traffic, Schick said. Westhill was struck and died instantly.
Police said the roadway does not have streetlights in that area, and Westhill was not in a crosswalk. Speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors, according to a press release.
Carpenter Road was closed to traffic for about three hours after the accident.
Schick said the accident remains under investigation.