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Pierson man dies in crash


A 28-year-old Pierson man died Monday evening after the vehicle he was driving was struck by another vehicle.

According to the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post, the crash occurred on Monday, July 11, at about 11:10 p.m. at the intersection of Stanton Rd. and Maple Hill Rd., in Montcalm County.

Police said the preliminary investigation showed that a vehicle driven by Frederick Fahner, 28, of Pierson, was traveling north on Maple Hill Rd. when it was struck by a vehicle driven by Nathan Mackenzie, 19, of Pierson, who was traveling westbound on Stanton Rd.

Both drivers were treated by EMS personnel. Mackenzie was transported to Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids for injuries he sustained. Fahner was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said it was  unknown whether alcohol was a factor in the incident and the investigation was ongoing. They did not say which driver was at fault.

Troopers were assisted on scene by the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department, Sand Lake Fire Department, and Montcalm County EMS.

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