Buchanan Man Hit, Killed By Vehicle

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after a Buchanan man was hit and killed by a vehicle while walking along US-12 Friday night. Police tell WSJM News 46-year-old Michael Gaertner was found about 10:20 p.m. He’d been walking westbound when he was struck. Gaertner was taken to Lakeland Hospital in Niles where he was pronounced dead. The crash is still under investigation by Berrien County Crash Reconstruction Team.