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Victim in fatal Newaygo Co. crash identified

NEWAYGO COUNTY, Mich. -- One person is dead and another suffered minor injuries after a crash Monday morning in Newaygo County.

The crash happened just about 5:30 a.m. Monday near the intersection of East 120th Street and Walnut Avenue.

Newaygo officials say Richard Wright, 52, of Grant, was driving a pickup truck south on Walnut and did not stop at the intersection of 120th Street. His truck collided with a box truck heading east on 120th Street.

Wright was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the box truck, a 49-year-old Montague man, was taken to Gerber Hospital with minor injuries.

Deputies are still investigating the crash. They say alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.


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