SUV Struck and Killed Pedestrian Michael Banta on Northeast 72nd Avenue
Battle Ground, WA (April 10, 2020) – A pedestrian identified as Michael D. Banta was killed by an SUV in a collision on 18200 block of Northeast 72nd Avenue Monday night.
A 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe was involved in the fatal crash when it hit the pedestrian.
Officers responded to the scene and came across his body lying on the floor with serious injuries.
The report confirmed the identity of the deceased victim.
Michael D. Banta, 51, from Battle Ground, was brought to the nearest hospital in the area.
Later, the victim was pronounced dead due to the serious injuries he sustained.
Meanwhile, the SUV driver stayed at the crash scene and helped the investigation.
Gathered statements, as well as the scene evidence, showed that Banta was on the southbound lane of Northeast 72nd Avenue when the collision took place.
According to the investigators, it is still unclear why Michael D. Banta was on the road at that time.
Moreover, after examining the suspect, deputies confirmed that the SUV driver was not impaired nor intoxicated.
Police are still investigating the case of Michael D. Banta.
We at Sweet Lawyers offer our heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of Michael D. Banta. We wish them strength during this trying time.
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