GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Todd Fuhr and Tracy Curtiss Fuhr were killed Saturday night when a car hit them in downtown Grand Rapids.
The married couple were both 56 years old. The Grand Rapids Police Department said they were in a crosswalk at the intersection of Oakes Street SW and Grandville Avenue SW when they were struck by a car around 11:13 p.m.
The driver fled the scene, but a tip from someone who saw media reports about the accident led to Jason McCann's arrest the very next day.
Family said they believe Todd and Tracy had been crossing the street walking back to their car after grabbing a drink at the Grand Woods Lodge.
Jordan Fuhr, Tracy's stepson and Todd's son, and Tyler Duflo, Tracy's son and Todd's stepson, said their parents were "loving, caring, and giving" people. They gave 13 ON YOUR SIDE this statement:
"I would like to thank the Grand Rapids community for responding to this tragedy with love and compassion. The police department, first responders, medical staff at Blodgett Hospital, and many many more for who cared for our Mom and Dad. Not only these past few days but since they've known them throughout the years. Todd and Tracy were loving, caring, and giving. They always smiled at strangers and would offer anything they could do to help. They were absolutely meant to be together and in this horrible moment, we cling to the fact that they are forever going to be together. They will be sorely missed"
Michelle McKormick, a host on the Grand Rapids classic rock station WLAV, had been friends with the Fuhrs for six years. She found out about the couple's deaths while she was on the air Monday morning.
"It took my breath away. We continued with the morning show and every few minutes I'd have to stop," she said. "It's so shocking and sudden."
Monday, McCann, 44, faces with two counts of failing to stop at the scene of an accident, when at fault, causing death, and two counts of reckless driving causing death. Both carry a maximum penalty of 15 years. He is expected to be arraigned in court Tuesday.
Anyone with more information on the crash should call GRPD or Silent Observer.
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