Grand Valley State University Student From Trenton Fatally Struck By Car

WALKER (WWJ/AP) – Police have identified a 19-year-old Trenton woman who was struck and killed while attempting to cross a road in west Michigan.

Police say Grand Valley State University student Jessie Winterholler was with two college students about 7 p.m. Friday, driving from the GVSU Allendale campus to a residence in nearby Comstock Park.

At some point, police say a verbal argument ensued and the driver pulled off the road on Nolan Avenue at Three Mile Road.

Police said one of the females got out of the vehicle and walked away. Winterholler left the vehicle to go after her friend and was fatally struck by a westbound driver, according to police.

The vehicle was driven by a 49-year-old Holland woman, who was questioned by police at the scene before being released.

Officers say Winterholler was wearing dark clothing.

Alcohol and speed are not believed to be factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.

Sgt. Keith Mankel told that he does not anticipate charges, as it doesn’t appear that the Holland woman was at fault.

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