Benton Harbor, MI – Senior Pedestrian Fatally Struck in Wheelchair by Senior Driver


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Benton Harbor, MI – A grave accident in Benton Township has resulted in the death of a senior pedestrian. The incident, involving a pedestrian in a wheelchair, occurred at the intersection of Milton Avenue and East Napier Avenue. 

According to local reports, the collision happened around 10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22. The victim, a 59-year-old individual, was declared dead at the scene, adding to the community’s grief.

The driver of the vehicle, a 57-year-old resident of Benton Harbor, is actively cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation. Authorities are urging witnesses of the tragic event to come forward. 

Anyone with information can contact the Benton Township Police Department at (269)-925-1125 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at (574)288-STOP. This incident underscores the importance of road safety for all, particularly for senior citizens in our communities.


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