Fatal Motor Vehicle-Pedestrian Accident


Date: October 16, 2018

On October 12th, 2018, Kalamazoo Public Safety responded to an accident on W. Michigan near Kenbrooke Court.  Officers found that a female had attempted to cross the roadway, and was struck by two different vehicles.  As a result of this accident, Krystal Gayle Lawrence, a 40 year old Kalamazoo resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety extends its condolences to the surrounding family and friends who have been impacted by this loss.  The investigation is on-going at this time.


Kalamazoo, MI: On Friday, October 12, 2018, at 10:08 p.m., Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle near the intersection of West Michigan Avenue and Kenbrooke Court. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive 40-year-old female lying in the roadway with severe injuries. Life-saving measures were attempted, but the female succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.


It was determined the victim was struck by two different vehicles while crossing the street. Both vehicles remained on scene, and alcohol-use by the drivers of the vehicles was not believed to be a factor in the accident.


The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident or the above described subject is asked to contact the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office at 269-383-8748 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.  Tips can also be submitted online through this website or through the “P3Tips” app.  











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