Man arrested, charged after Michigan road worker killed in March

Logan Ryan Brown (Van Buren County Jail)

A Michigan man is facing charges after authorities say he hit and killed a road worker in March.

Logan Ryan Brown, 30, is charged with operating while intoxicated causing death, moving violation causing death in a work zone, and operation without security. 

Police said the victim, 58-year-old Rene Rangel, was holding a traffic control sign in a work zone on County Road 681 in Lawrence Township near 48th Avenue the morning of March 3 when he was hit.

According to police, Brown tried to pass a stopped vehicle when he rear-ended that vehicle and hit Rangel. Brown and the other driver he struck were not hurt.

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The arrest took so long because police were awaiting lab results after suspecting that Brown was impaired at the time of the crash.