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State Police release name of man killed early Sunday morning after being hit by truck in Batavia Township

Fatal Accident copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.
Fatal Accident copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.

BRONSON, MI (WTVB) - Michigan State Police at the Coldwater Post have now confirmed that what they initially reported as being a pedestrian-truck personal injury accident that happened early Sunday in Branch County’s Batavia Township was a fatal hit-n-run which remains under investigation. Pronounced dead at the scene was 54-year old Paul Means, who lived near where the incident occurred along Barnhart Road. Police are still looking for the truck driver involved.

Troopers say Means had been a passenger in a car with another man and a woman who was driving when she pulled over and Means got out of the vehicle and was standing by the side of the road when he was struck around 2:45 a.m. Sunday. Police believe the truck was possibly a dually pickup that was pulling a trailer.   

Anyone who might know something about the truck and or driver is asked to call the Coldwater State Police Post, Branch County Central Dispatch, or CrimeStoppers at 800-342-STOP.