Chris Prieur

Police: Mayville man killed while standing in the road

Chris Prieur
Chris Prieur

State police said a 37-year-old Mayville man was standing in the middle of the westbound lane of West Saginaw Road, near Caine Road, on Monday night when he was struck and killed by a car.
Officials at Avram Funeral Home, 6028 Lincoln St. in Mayville, identified the man as Christopher Prieur. The funeral home will handle arrangements for Prieur, but details hadn’t been released as of press time. Troopers at the state police post in Caro said alcohol was “suspected to be a factor with the pedestrian,” but noted they don’t suspect alcohol use by the 42-year-old Bay City man driving the westbound car that struck the pedestrian in Tuscola County’s Vassar Township.
Police noted the Bay City motorist received minor injuries due to broken glass.
The incident in Tuscola County’s Vassar Township, about two miles east of Vassar, took place about 7:15 p.m., according to police. The pedestrian wore dark clothing and the road wasn’t lit at the scene of the incident, which remains under investigation, according to troopers.
Messages of sympathy were posted on Prieur’s Facebook page on Tuesday. “Prieur sure wish I would have known what you were goin through,” wrote Mary Irons Cooper. “You were always there when my daughter Vicky needed you …. You made me feel like I was a special person and not just some ‘tag along Mom’.”
Ryan Broadworth wrote “I don’t think (Prieur) knew how many people were envious of his charm and personality.”
“One of my oldest friends,” wrote David Thompson. “I’ll never be the same. Rest in peace brother.”
Joshua Lobdell wrote: “Christopher Prieur we go way back it’s a sad day to find out your no longer here would have been nice to have done some catching up that we always talked about but not till the other side too soon your gone R.I.P. Buddy till the next time we meet.”
Trisha Scott wrote that Prieur was “a wonderful person who always knew how to put a smile on peoples faces.”
Prieur attended Juniata Christian School, according to his Facebook page.
The Vassar Fire Department, Vassar Police Department and Vassar Mobile Medical Response personnel assisted state police at the scene of Monday’s crash.

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