Man Dies after being Struck by Car in Monroe County Parking Lot

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, MI – Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone is reporting a fatal traffic crash that occurred on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at approximately 1:40 AM. The crash occurred on private property, in a parking lot located in the 5000 block of Northfield Dr, in Monroe Township.

Preliminary investigation reveals that Cody A. Klug, 24-years-old, of Monroe, Michigan, was backing his blue 2002 BMW out of a parking space. While backing, Mr. Klug struck John R Hernandez, 50-years-old, of Monroe, Michigan, who was said to be standing next to the vehicle.

As a result, Mr. Hernandez was knocked to the ground and suffered critical injuries. Mr. Krug was unaware that Mr. Hernandez had been next to the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Mr. Hernandez was transported to Promedica Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, but later died of injuries sustained during the crash.

Mr. Klug was not injured during the crash, nor was his adult passenger.

Neither speed nor alcohol appears to be a factor.

The Monroe Township Fire Department, along with Monroe Community Ambulance, assisted at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Traffic Services Division, along with Deputy James Liedel of the Uniformed Services Division. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call 734-240-7560.

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