- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

MERRILL TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a man struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash in western Michigan was the driver in a summertime crash that killed a Grand Rapids bicyclist.

The Grand Rapids Press reports (https://bit.ly/1psAj4n ) that 61-year-old Steven Jones was killed Wednesday morning while walking in Newaygo County’s Merrill Township. Undersheriff Brian Boyd said there were no witnesses and the vehicle left.

Boyd confirmed Jones was the SUV driver in the July 9 crash that killed Jeff Dykehouse, an area photographer.

Jones had been held overnight at the Kent County Jail on suspicion of drunken driving. Officials say a recently completed toxicology report found no drugs or alcohol in his system.

Boyd says police aren’t jumping to conclusions that “this is retribution” but will “look at every aspect of this.”

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, https://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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