FENNVILLE, MI – On Thursday August 16th, 2018, at approximately 3:20am, the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from a driver stating that he struck a pedestrian who was lying in the roadway. Allegan County Central Dispatch advised that the crash had occurred on 66th St near 119th Ave in Ganges Township.
Upon arrival deputies found a man, who was identified as 54-year-old Robert Joe-Edward Cobb from the Saugatuck area, who had sustained severe injuries and was dead at the scene.
The driver in the crash, an 18-year-old man, reported that he was travelling southbound on 66th Street when he encountered the subject laying in the middle of the southbound lane of travel and was unable to avoid the subject. The man laying in the roadway was wearing dark colored clothing at the time of the crash.
The crash is still under investigation by the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Douglas Police Department, Ganges Township Fire Department and Fennville AMR.