Corrections officer killed in highway crash

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MONTCALM COUNTY, Mich. — A 51-year-old corrections officer has died after a crash on U.S. 131 early Sunday morning.

According to Michigan State Police, Russell Alan Stonehouse, of Grand Rapids, was killed around 2 a.m. after his vehicle

Deputy Russ Stonehouse

lost control and flipped while he was driving near M-82 in Reynolds Township.  Stonehouse was a corrections officer with the Kent County Sheriff’s Department.

He was pronounced dead at the scene after authorities say they tried to revive him.

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the rollover, but say neither alcohol or drugs were involved.

Anyone who would like to offer condolences or donations to the family is asked to get in touch with Lt. Aaron Case at (616) 632-6404 or email him


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