A member of the Vitale family died on the way to the hospital after being stabbed at Burton Heights Pizza.

According to WOOD-TV, Vitale family members have confirmed that Joey Vitale crashed his vehicle on the way to Grand Rapids hospital after being stabbed on the job. Vitale was a husband and the father of two young daughters.

Police say the attack happened just before 8 p.m. Wednesday. The suspect stabbed the victim but nothing was stolen from the business.

Officers say the victim tried to drive himself from the restaurant to the hospital but wound up crashing on Wealthy Street near LaGrave Avenue SE.

The name of the alleged suspect and motive have not been released.

If you wish to pay your respects to the victim, there will be a candle light vigil Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Burton Heights Pizza. The family asks that you bring your own candles.


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