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Greenville man dies in crash


The Rockford State Police have not yet released the names of the victims involved in a fatal accident last week on 14 Mile Road, in Oakfield Township.

According to police, the accident occurred about 11:37 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, east of Wellman Road.

Police said that according to witnesses, a red Toyota Camry was traveling east on 14 Mile when it passed another eastbound vehicle on the right, and lost control when it reentered the roadway. It then crossed the centerline into westbound traffic, and was struck by a westbound white Chevy Traverse. The driver of the Camry, a 21-year-old male from Greenville, was pinned in the vehicle and in serious condition. The two passengers in the Camry were thrown from the vehicle. One of them, a 20-year-old male from Greenville, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other passenger, a 22-year-old, was in stable condition.

The driver of the Traverse, a 35-year-old woman from Cedar Springs, was also in stable condition. All were transported to Spectrum Butterworth in Grand Rapids.

Police said that alcohol and speed were determining factors in the accident. The driver of the Camry was seatbelted, but it’s unknown whether the passengers were because the damage to the car was extensive.

Rockford State Police were assisted by Oakfield Township Fire and Rescue, AeroMed, Kent County Sheriff, and Rockford Ambulance.


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