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Man hurt in hit and run 


Police are looking for the driver that injured a Cedar Springs man in a hit and run accident last Saturday on US131.

According to Sgt. Jason Koepke, of the Mecosta County Sheriff Office, deputies were dispatched to a rollover accident about 9 p.m. Saturday, August 16, on southbound US131 just north of 11 Mile Road, in Mecosta Township. Witnesses reported a black passenger car, with tinted windows, sideswiped another vehicle, forcing it into the ditch, and causing it to roll over several times.

The driver of the sideswiped vehicle, Russell DeBoer, 63, from Cedar Springs suffered life-threatening injuries, and was flown by Aeromed to Grand Rapids Spectrum Butterworth Hospital. At press time, he was still in the hospital, according to police.

Sgt. Koepke said that they have not yet found the at fault driver. “We’ve had some calls, but nothing that has led to anything. The vehicle should have some damage on it,” he said.

Anyone with information on the suspected vehicle or driver should call the Mecosta County Sheriff office at (231) 592-0150.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by Mecosta County EMS, Big Rapids Twp. Fire and Rescue, Mecosta/Austin Twp. Fire and Rescue, and AeroMed.


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