Man walking on US HWY 12 struck, killed by car

BERRIEN COUNTY, MICH. - A 46-year-old man has died after being hit by a car late Friday night.

According to the Berrien County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened just after 10 p.m. when the victim was hit while walking westbound US Highway 12, near Weaver Road. 

Police say the victim, Michael Gaertner of Buchanan, Mich. was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The sheriff's office continues to investigate the incident. 

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