Trees, rock & rollover kill Ionia County motorist
IONIA COUNTY, Mich. — An Ionia man died when the SUV he was driving hit two trees, a rock and rolled over Wednesday evening.
At 5:31 p.m. Wednesday, Ionia County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a one-vehicle rollover accident with injuries on Olmstead Road south of Nickle Plate Road. The investigation showed that a 31-year-old Ionia man was driving a 2010 Dodge Journey southbound on Olmstead at a high rate of speed when he lost control. The SUV ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree, then went off the left side of the roadway and hit another tree and a large rock while overturning.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Lyons/Muir Fire Department, the Ionia County Road Commission, Ionia County Victim’s Advocates, Reed & Hoppes Towing and the Lake Funeral Home assisted the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.
The incident remains under investigation by the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office.