Homicide Investigation   Battle Creek Police are on the scene of a homicide. We have confirmed a store employee at the Citgo station at the corner of W. Michigan and Hussey Avenue has been killed. Police are actively searching for a known person of interest.

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Gas station attendant hit by car

MASSACHUSETTS (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A gas station attendant is lucky to be alive after a car slammed into him and threw him thirty feet.

Ron Valle was standing at the center island of the Massachusetts station Monday morning. He was looking down, counting cash, when an out of control car hit him.

When Valle finally came to he was halfway in the road.

At that point it wasn't his injuries that worried him.

"I tried to stand up and run you know because the fire was in front of me you know and uh my first thing I think was this is going to explode," said Valle.

Valle's boss used three fire extinguishers to quickly put out the flames.

Amazingly, Valle suffered only some scrapes and bruises.

As for the 80-year-old man who hit him, he says he accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake.