The Grand Traverse Sheriffs Office reports that a 33 year-old Interlochen woman was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by a 19 year-old Traverse City woman on Thursday night around 11pm. The accident occurred on US 31 South, just west of Melody Lane in Green Lake Township.
The woman, Sarah Phillips, was walking westbound in the roadway when she was struck by the westbound vehicle being driven by Morgan Schonts. Phillips died from injuries sustained in the accident. The pedestrian was wearing dark clothing at the time of the accident. Alcohol was not a factor for the driver; further investigation of the pedestrian and the vehicle is underway.