Elderly man dies when tree falls on SUV in Lowell

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LOWELL TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities say a 90-year-old Lowell man died Tuesday after a tree fell on a vehicle in Lowell Township.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department says Howard Thumser was a passenger in an SUV that was traveling east on Grand River Drive near Bewell Avenue when a tree fell into another tree that then landed on top of the vehicle.

The crash was reported at about 3 p.m.

Thumser was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. His 83-year-old wife, who was driving the SUV, suffered minor injuries.

Grand River Drive was closed in the area after the crash but has since reopened.

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