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Published: Saturday, 8/31/2013

Michigan man killed after being struck by vehicle


MONROE, Mich -- A 58-year-old Monroe County man was killed Friday night after being struck by a vehicle on Telegraph Road north of Grafton Road, in front of Kenny’s Market in Frenchtown Township, according to the Monroe County Sheriff Department.

According to sheriff officials, William T. Fullerton, 58, of Newport, Mich., was reportedly standing in the right travel lane at about 9:50 p.m. when he was struck by a 2011 black Ford Fusion passenger car that was traveling northbound in the right travel lane.

Mr. Fullerton was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries suffered in the crash, officials reported.

The driver of the Ford Fusion, Anthony W. Boyer, 32, of Monroe, was treated for minor injuries at Mercy Hospital in Monroe. A front seat passenger in the vehicle, Elisa M. Boyer, 36, also of Monroe, received minor injuries and was treated at Mercy Hospital. Both remain in stable condition.

It was reported that Mr. Fullerton had left his residence to walk to Kenny’s Market, however it is unknown at this time if he was walking to the market or was returning home from the store, officials said.

It is unknown if alcohol was a factor in the incident, according to investigators.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Boyer were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by Deputy Robert Moody of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Services Division and Deputies Brian Francisco and Tim George of the Traffic Services Division. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call 734-240-7768.

Monroe Community Ambulance, Frenchtown Fire Department and the Michigan State Police assisted at the scene.

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