Lansing firefighter collecting for charity dies after hit and run

- UPDATE: The Lansing firefighter has died from his injuries after being involved in a hit and run. 

The firefighter was seriously injured while collecting for charity Wednesday afternoon.

He  was collecting money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's annual "Fill the Boot" campaign at 3:30 when he was struck by a pickup truck at S. Cedar Street and Jolly Road.

He suffered multiple fractures and other injuries and was taken to Sparrow Hospital for treatment, according to WLNS in Lansing.

The driver of the truck and the firefighter had a verbal altercation after which, according to witnesses, the truck drove past the firefighter, turned around and ran him down.

After striking the firefighter, the driver was caught after a chase through neighborhoods on the south side of Lansing - the driver got and ran from officer before being caught at about 4 p.m.

Lansing Fire Department Captain Jim Kraus told WLNS that investigators believe the driver hit the firefighter intentionally.

This is a developing story, Randy Wimbley is at the scene and will have the full report on The Edge at 11.

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