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Police search for driver that caused fatal crash

Meranda Baguss and her 5-year-old twin boys. Photo from Facebook.

UPDATE: The suspect in a hit-and-run crash that killed a mother and injured her twin boys has been arrested, according to authorities.

The mother who was killed in the crash has been identified as 33-year-old Meranda Baguss of Sand Lake.

A gofundme page has been set up in honor of Meranda and her boys at https://www.gofundme.com/jn5a88-meranda-baguss-tony-chauncey

All proceeds will go to Meranda’s family for funeral expenses and if there is any left over it will go towards the boys medical expenses.

A Nelson Township woman is dead and her two five-year-old twins were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday evening, September 15, in Courtland Township.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, the crash occurred at the intersection of 15 Mile and Ritchie. The 33-year-old woman was driving her 2011 Ford Fusion westbound on 15 Mile about 8:23 p.m., with her twin five-year-old boys seat belted in their car seats in the back seat, when her car was struck by a Ford F150 pickup that was northbound on Ritchie. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and the two children were transported to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the pickup fled after crash. Deputies searched the area with multiple canine units and were assisted by the Michigan State Police Helicopter for several hours. The suspect was still at large Saturday morning.

Police said alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing. Names are not being released pending family notifications.

If anyone has information about this crash please call 616-632-6100 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.


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One Response to “Police search for driver that caused fatal crash”

  1. Kathi Geukes says:

    Too many drunks driving on our roads and killing people…..this person …when he gets caught, needs to get life in prison……too bad we don’t have the death penalty anymore….maybe it’s time to ban alcohol again!!!


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