CRIME

Police: Man charged in fatal hit-and-run of fundraising firefighter angry about traffic delay

This photo provided Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 by the Lansing, Mich., Police Department shows Grant Taylor, 22, of Lansing, Mich. Taylor was charged with murder Thursday in the hit-and-run death of a Michigan firefighter who authorities say was deliberately struck by Tayor's pickup truck as he collected money for charity. (Lansing Police Department via AP)

This photo provided Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 by the Lansing, Mich., Police Department shows Grant Taylor, 22, of Lansing, Mich. Taylor was charged with murder Thursday in the hit-and-run death of a Michigan firefighter who authorities say was deliberately struck by Tayor's pickup truck as he collected money for charity. (Lansing Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Court records show a motorist accused of deliberately and fatally striking a firefighter told police he was angry with the firefighters collecting money for charity and slowing traffic.

The Lansing State Journal reports (http://on.lsj.com/1Mn8go3 ) Monday that Grant Taylor told officers during an interview that he expressed his anger with firefighters last Wednesday on a Lansing street.

He added that their response to his frustrations didn't satisfy him. He said he drove away, then turn around and hit Dennis Rodeman — a firefighter involved in the conversation.

The 35-year-old firefighter was participating in a fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and International Association of Firefighters.

The 22-year-old Taylor was charged Thursday with murder.

The Associated Press left a message for defense attorney Stacia Buchanan seeking comment about the allegations.