A car – pedestrian accident in Niles has claimed the life of a 70-year-old man. Michigan State Police say Earl Doss of Niles was killed when he was hit by a car driven by a 35-year-old from Niles near the Cass-Berrien county line at the intersection of US 12 and Reum Road just before 7 Saturday night. Troopers say Doss was apparently crossing the street in front of the Marathon gas station when he was hit. The driver stayed at the scene and was cooperative with police. There’s no word yet on possible charges, and the crash is still being investigated.