A 21-year-old Sand Lake man died Tuesday evening, February 28, in a three-vehicle accident on 14 Mile Road, just east of Northland Drive, in Courtland Township.
According to the Michigan State Police Rockford Post, an eastbound 2004 Subaru crossed the centerline about 11:30 p.m. and struck a westbound 2006 Toyota pick up truck. A westbound 1995 Honda then struck the pickup from behind.
The driver of the Subaru was pronounced dead at the scene. Police identified him as John William Roberts, 21, of Sand Lake. An obituary in the Grand Rapids Press lists him as from Grand Rapids.
The occupants of the pickup truck were transported to Spectrum Butterworth by ambulance. The male driver was in stable condition, and the female passenger was listed as critical. Police said they were not yet releasing their names, however the Grand Rapids Press reported them as Adam Jacobsen, 34, and Michelle Jacobsen, 37, of Cedar Springs.
The occupants of the Honda, identified by the Grand Rapids Press as Michael Bazen, 49, of Grand Rapids and passenger, Sandra House, 47, of Wyoming, were not injured.
Police said all occupants appeared to have been wearing seatbelts.
Courtland Fire Department, the Kent County Sheriff Department, and Rockford Ambulance all assisted at the scene.
The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Jeffrey Varga of the MSP Rockford Post at (616) 866-4411.