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Man Struck, Killed While Looking For Lost Dog

KAWKAWLIN TWP. (WWJ/AP) – The Bay County sheriff’s office says a man was struck and killed by a vehicle as he searched for his missing dog late at night. WSGW-AM reports deputies are looking for the driver who left the scene of Thursday’s fatal accident.

Police say 64-year-old Richard Lesniak was struck by a sport utility vehicle or pick-up truck just before 10:30 p.m. in Kawkawlin Township.

Lesniak was looking for his dog, which had run loose.

Investigators have recovered a black mirror that apparently was broken off the vehicle.

According to a report released earlier this week by Transportation for America, between 2000 and 2009, 1,468 people were killed while walking in Michigan. This is a share of the more than 47,700 Americans who died while walking on our nation’s streets.


How safe is it where you’re walking?

On Transportation for America’s website, you’ll find an interactive map, allowing you to take a look at the streets and roads near you to see how safe or unsafe they may be.  Test it out at this link.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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