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Wrong-way driver causes fatal crash

A 59-year-old woman from Wyoming, MIch. was killed last Friday morning when a 21-year-old Rockford man drove the wrong way down US-131 and collided with her vehicle.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Grand Rapids Post responded to the two-vehicle head-on crash at approx. 2:40 a.m. on Friday, May 21, on northbound US-131 near Ann St. 

Police said that a 1999 Toyota 4Runner (SUV) driven by a 21-year-old man from Rockford, MI was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of travel on US-131 and crashed head on with a 2020 Buick Encore that was traveling southbound and driven by a 59-year-old female from Wyoming, Mich.  The woman was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The driver of the SUV was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. 

The crash remains under investigation by the MSP Grand Rapids Post.  Names had not yet been released press time. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.  

Troopers were assisted on scene by the Grand Rapids Police Department, Grand Rapids Fire Department AMR, and Kent County Road Commission.  

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