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Cheboygan man struck and killed by pickup in Mecosta Co.

One man is dead after being hit by a pickup truck in Mecosta County on Sunday.

 

Deputies say it happened on Northbound, US-131 near mile marker 147, Officers found the body of 27-year old Clyde Edward Hopkinson, of Cheboygan, alone wearing dark colored clothing, laying in the right lane.

 

The vehicle that had struck Hopkinson had not stopped.

 

While Deputies were investigating the scene, the driver of the vehicle had called 911 reporting that he had struck something in the roadway.  The suspect had stopped at a gas station in Osceola County and waited for officers to arrive and look at his vehicle.

 

Deputies were able to identify the driver of the pickup as 18-year old Isaac DeRuiter of Caledonia.

 

Deputies say they believe speed and alcohol were not factors in this crash. 

 

Deputies are still investigating how and why Hopkinson came to be on US-131 as there was no vehicle associated with him located in the area.

 

Mecosta County Sheriff's Deputies are asking anyone with information on Hopkinson's death to contact police at 231-592-0150

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