KENTWOOD (WZZM) -- A pedestrian was killed after being struck while crossing Broadmoor Avenue at 44th Street SE. The incident happened around 5:20 a.m., Kent County Sheriff's deputies say.
Kentwood Police say Ernest Poole, 52, was attempting to cross Broadmoor heading east when he was struck by a southbound vehicle, driven by a 60-year-old Grand Rapids resident. Poole was crossing at the crosswalk. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A family member tells WZZM that Poole was walking to work. The family is raising funds for his funeral through Gillapsie Funeral Services.
The driver was taken to the hospital for injuries. The driver's name is not being released, pending the full traffic crash investigation.
The intersection was closed for several hours Monday morning.