Sheriff identifies pedestrian who was killed on US 10-31; more details released. 

November 4, 2018

Sheriff identifies pedestrian who was killed on US 10-31. 

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AMBER TOWNSHIP — Mason County Sheriff Kim has released the name of the 20-year-old man who was killed Saturday evening while walking across US 10-31 about 7:30 p.m. Jordan James of Riverton Township was walking across US 10-31 in front of Applebee’s Restaurant about 7:30 p.m. when he was struck by three vehicles. He was not in a crosswalk — which is located about 700 feet to the west — and was wearing dark clothing, Cole said. James crossed the westbound lanes of the 3800 block of US 10-31 between Brye and Dennis roads, and the center lane before being struck by an eastbound 2010 Ford F-150 truck driven by a 45-year-old Victory Township man. He landed in the outside (southern most) lane and was struck by a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by a 46-year-old Jackson man. He was then hit by a Dodge Neon driven by a 25-year-old Scottville woman. None of the vehicle drivers nor their passengers were injured physically.

Cole said all the drivers cooperated with investigators and submitted blood tests. Neither alcohol nor drugs appear to have been contributing factors, the Sheriff said. One witness described the victim as being on his cell phone, holding it up to his right ear, while crossing the highway.  All three vehicles, which struck the victim, were coming from that direction.

James was transported by ambulance to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital where he was declared dead. Sunday would have been his 21st birthday.

Responding to the scene were Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police, Scottville Police Department, Pere Marquette Township Fire Department, Ludington Fire Department, and Life EMS.

The crash remains under investigation.

US 10 becomes US 10-31 east of US 31 expressway to the US 31 bypass west of Scottville.

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