GVSU student hit, killed when hit by GH man's SUV

Police said a Grand Haven man was behind the wheel of an SUV that struck and killed a Grand Valley State University student Saturday night in the Holland area.
Nov 11, 2012


Rex Slingerland, 60, was driving north on U.S. 31 near Felch Street in Holland Township at about 11:30 p.m. when a 24-year-old man ran into the roadway. The pedestrian was struck by the front of Slingerland's 2000 GMC Jimmy, police said.

Police said Slingerland couldn't have avoided the accident.

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department said the victim, Kyle Ackerman of Brooklyn, was at a party at a local hotel when he walked away to smoke a cigarette. Ackerman ran into the road and was hit by the SUV.





Seems the most important fact in this story would be the man left a party and ran into the roadway, not the kind of vehicle that struck him.


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