Crash on M37 kills one passenger

BARRY COUNTY, Mich. — Speed was a factor in a fatal crash this afternoon, shutting down the intersection of M37 and 108th Avenue at the Kent-Barry County line.

Police responded to reports of the collision around 2 p.m.  after a 19 year-old Middleville man driving alone in a Ford Explorer crossed the center line, colliding with a Chrysler Town & Country, driven by a 76 year-old Battle Creek man.

Passengers in the van, a 77 year-old woman and 9 year-old girl, were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, but the driver succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Witnesses tell FOX 17 the crash happened in front of their house. When they went out to help the victims  it was obvious that one man was, what she called, “non-responsive”.

The identities of the victims are being withheld until family can be notified.

State and local police are asking drivers to either stay off the roads or drive slowly through the thick, slushy snow.


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      I’m sure he didn’t get into his car intending to kill someone. Perhaps he was on his way to work or collage. We don’t know. I’m sure that will come out in the investigation. My heart goes out to ALL involved. Prayers going up for the deceased, his family and friends.

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