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Man struck by vehicle after fleeing police
UPDATE 2:30am: PORTAGE (NEWSCHANNEL 3) -- Newschannel 3 has learned a driver stopped for a traffic violation has been hit by a car.
It happened just before 11:00 p.m. Sunday night. Portage Public Safety officers say they attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle on eastbound I-94.
The driver, a 30-year old Portage resident, stopped his truck next to the median barrier wall.
Officers say the driver fled on foot, jumped over the wall into the westbound lanes and was struck and killed.
Portage Public Safety tells Newschannel 3 there was a passenger in the truck. They are being questioned.
The crash is being investigated by the Michigan Department of State Police Paw Paw Post.
The westbound lanes of I-94 were closed for approximately three hours and traffic was rerouted with the assistance of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.
All lanes of WB & EB I-94 are now open.