Grand Haven Tribune: Man in wheelchair hit by car, killed in Ottawa County
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Man in wheelchair hit by car, killed in Ottawa County

Becky Vargo • Jun 23, 2019 at 6:57 PM

ALLENDALE TWP. - An 81-year-old Allendale man was killed Sunday afternoon when he was hit by a vehicle in Allendale.

Donald Reister was in a wheelchair. He exited his driveway just before 3 p.m. to go across 68th Avenue, just north of Lake Michigan Drive. He pulled into the path of a southbound car driven by a 25-year-old Grand Rapids woman, according to Ottawa County Sheriff Sgt. Christie Wendt.

Reister suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car was not injured.

Police said alcohol, drugs or speed did not appear to be factors in the crash.

The two-lane highway was closed for two hours during the investigation.

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