GREEN OAK TOWNSHIP, MICH. - A 63-year-old Calhoun County man died from injuries he received when he was struck by a minivan as he tried to retrieve papers that blew out of his truck on US-23 in Green Oak Township.
Bruce Harold Nyeholt of Marshall died at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor shortly after his arrival following the 9:40 a.m. Saturday incident.
Chief Jason Pless of the Green Oak Township Police Department said Monday that Nyeholt’s vehicle had become disabled on the right shoulder of southbound US-23 and he was waiting for a wrecker when he opened the rear tonneau cover of his F-150 pickup and papers began to blow out of the truck's bed.
Witnesses told police that Nyeholt began to retrieve the papers, walking east across the southbound lanes of the highway and “directly in front of two vehicles” traveling south.
Pless said one vehicle, earlier identified as a Honda Odyssey, struck Nyeholt as he walked in the left lane north of Silver Lake Road.
The other motorists were not injured.
Marshall is the county seat of Calhoun County. It is located about 75 miles southwest of Howell and about 32 miles west of Jackson.