Woman Dies Days After 2 Accidents Along US-131 Business Loop

A second victim has died following a crash that killed a man from Richland and injured several others last weekend.

According to Bronson Hospital, Brittany Despins, 22, of Kalamazoo died Friday –  days after being injured in a crash that killed Trevor Stuck, 23, of Richland.

It  happened  on November 18 on the US-131 Business Loop just south of the point where the loop swings south and becomes Westnedge Avenue.

Despins was involved in the rollover accident  when another vehicle crashed into the first accident scene.

3 comments

  • Serenity

    I am NOT accusing or saying this driver is guilty of this but…
    It was probably due to fiddling with a phone or some other device! I cannot count the many times I have been behind a driver who is weaving in and out of traffic or meandering around only to pass the vehicle and see someone lighting up a cigarette-[usually in Mi] or monkeying around with a phone or device of some kind..usually texting!_
    I have even seen some brushing their hair while talking on a phone or texting or eating or smoking-all while driivng!_That is not to say that using phones should be illegal- Just what kiind of a moron tries to text, smoke, eat etc..while driving? _I am always puzzled why there has to be public announcements telling people NOT to text and drive?
    People should already know this-Its just common sense!
    Damn People! give the facebook and twitter a rest at least while you drive!
    What kind of a dork are you if you cant put the crap away while you are in a moving vehicle?
    If you dont feel your life is worth it at least have some consideration for others who value their lives!

    • kim thurston

      Seriously, two vehicles whose drivers are texting, not likely. Most ems personnel don’t text and drive even off duty, we see the results all to often. It is very tragic for all involved and your assumptions I find to be rude and disrespectful.

    • Terrence

      I got a question for you Serenity. If you are paying attention to all these other drivers doing random things while driving, how are youy paying attention to the road anymore than they are? You're not! Therefore you have no right to say anything about it. Peoples lives were lost and multiple others were hurt. It doesnt matter how it was caused. I agree with kim. Your assumptions are disrespectful and HIGHLY unecessary

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