Road worker killed in crash on Sherwood Hwy. has been identified
OLIVET, Mich. (WILX) - Michigan State Police confirmed that a road worker was struck and killed in a crash in the Olivet area. Officials were on the scene at Sherwood Hwy. over I-69 in Walton Twp.
The road worker has been identified as 40-year-old Jeremy Allen Zeitz from Gladwin, MI.
According to Ryan O' Donnell, president of the Grand Haven-based Anlaan Corporation, Zeitz was a long-time employee who had worked his way up to become Superintendent.
He was doing a pre-job assessment on Sherwood Hwy. over I-69 when he was struck by a vehicle. He was a contract employee for MDOT; getting ready for the state’s project to reconstruct portions of 69.
“He was an excellent worker, an outstanding worker, a great friend and a great husband,” said O’Donnell.
O’Donnell said the accident was not a hit and run and that the driver stayed to try and help. At this time, alcohol and drugs are not thought to be a factor in the crash.
Zeitz leaves behind a wife, two sons and a daughter. There are no details yet about a funeral or a memorial service.
WILX will keep you updated as we know more.
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