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Published: Tuesday, 9/15/2009

Death of man near Marblehead being investigated as homicide


MARBLEHEAD - A 40-year Danbury Township man was struck and killed by a vehicle Sunday in Ottawa County's Danbury Township and the death is being investigated as a homicide, township police said.

Edward Johnson, Jr., of the Island View Manor apartment complex, was pronounced dead at a Life Flight landing zone at the nearby Mazurik Access Wildlife Area shortly after the 1:34 a.m. incident, police said.

Mr. Johnson was struck on Lake Pine Drive at the apartment complex by a red Chevrolet Cavalier with Indiana license plates and a broken rear passenger side window. Several people witnessed the incident, officers said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Danbury Township police at 1-419-734-3137 or the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office at 419-734-4404.

Marblehead is about 50 miles east of Toledo.

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