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Pedestrian killed on US 23 had just left hospital

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Police are still looking for answers in the death of a Holland man. It happened Wednesday afternoon at the entrance ramp to US 23 from Monroe Street.

Sylvania Police say Jeffrey Shirey, 37, was hit and killed while walking along US 23 south.  

Investigators say Shirey left Flower Hospital shortly before the accident, where he had been a patient for a couple of days.

The hospital is confirming that staff at Flower noticed Shirey missing and sent out a "Code Brown," dispatching security teams to look for him.

They later learned he'd been hit and killed on 23, just south of the Monroe Street on-ramp.

13abc reached out to ProMedica and asked if there were any security procedures in place to ensure patient safety. They declined an on-camera interview, but ProMedica issued a statement saying: "A preliminary review confirms protocols were followed yesterday, and we always review serious events to ensure we continue to meet our patient's and community's needs."

People are free to walk out of a hospital if they choose.

The hospital went on to say they "are extremely saddened by the outcome of yesterday's tragedy."

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