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Three injured in Montcalm crash

Three people were injured in a serious two-vehicle crash in Montcalm County Saturday morning, October 1.
According to the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post, the crash occurred about 10 a.m. at M-46 and Douglas Road in Richland Township, about 30 miles east of Howard City.
The driver of a 1990 Mazda, an 18-year-old from Stanton, was traveling southbound on Douglas Road, when he went through the stop sign at M-46 and struck a 2000 Dodge Caravan driving eastbound. Both the 18-year-old driver and his 18-year-old passenger were removed from the vehicle by good Samaritans who came upon the crash before police or rescue personnel arrived. Police said that shortly after the teenagers were pulled from the car, it exploded and burned.
Both teens were transported to hospitals: Sparrow in Lansing, and St. Mary’s in Saginaw. The eastbound vehicle was driven by a 52-year-old woman from Marlette, Michigan. She was flown to Spectrum in Grand Rapids.
The Marlette woman had been transporting her two-year-old granddaughter at the time of the incident. She was secured in a car seat in the back of the minivan. She suffered minor injuries and was turned over to her mother at the scene.
Richland, Home and Day Township fire departments responded to the burning vehicle and assisted at the scene.

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Two injured in Algoma crash

Two people were seriously injured in this crash at 13 Mile and Edgerton last week. Photo from WZZM13.com.

A Greenville resident and a Howard City man were both hospitalized last Friday morning after their vehicles collided in Algoma Township.
According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, Jonathan Sutton, 38, of Howard City, was traveling southbound on Edgerton about 6:38 a.m. Friday, September 16, in a 2009 Chevy Silverado, when he ran the stop sign at 13 Mile Road and collided with a a 2003 Chevrolet Impala traveling westbound on 13 Mile.
Both drivers were seriously injured. Sutton, who was seat-belted, suffered serious internal injuries. The driver of the Impala, a 42-year-old Greenville resident, was not seat-belted and suffered critical injuries.

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Teen injured in wrong-way crash

Two 16-year-old boys were injured in a car crash Maple Valley Township in Montcalm County Sunday while driving on the wrong side of the road.
Troopers from the Michigan State Police Post in Lakeview investigated the serious personal injury crash on Sunday, September 11,  at about 3:01 p.m. Police said the 16-year-old male driver was driving a Toyota pickup westbound in the eastbound lane of Coral Road, near Black Road, and collided with a Chrysler 300M traveling eastbound. The driver of the Toyota and his 16-year-old passenger were both injured in the crash. One of them was taken by Aero Med to Grand Rapids for treatment. The 52-year-old female driver of the Chrysler was transported to Butterworth for treatment.
At least two of the injured were wearing seatbelts, and alcohol is not believed to be involved.
Assisting at the scene was Maple Valley Township Rescue/Fire and Montcalm County EMS.

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Cars crash, hit school bus

This Expedition pulled into the path of another car, causing a collision involving this Cedar Springs School bus. Post photo by J. Reed.

A Cedar Springs School bus waiting for traffic was hit Wednesday while taking kids home from school.

According to Kent County Sheriff Deputy Ryan Coil, Bus #37 was eastbound on 17 Mile about 2:45 p.m. and was stopped and waiting to turn north on Myers Lake, when an Expedition, which was southbound on Myers Lake, pulled out from the stop sign and into the path of a westbound PT Cruiser. The ensuing collision knocked one of the cars into the bus.

Cedar Springs Police helped with traffic control at the scene of an accident involving a school bus Wednesday.

According to Cedar Springs Public Schools Assistant Superintendent David Cairy, a Cedar Springs Fire and Rescue checked out the students and everyone said they were ok. He also said a bus mechanic checked out the bus, and it was fine, too.

Deputy Coil said that no one was injured in the accident.

None of the students were injured in the accident Wednesday.


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Gowen man killed in crash

A Gowen man was one of two people killed in a three-car crash that also left five people injured.
According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, a Dodge Caravan driven by Donovan McLaren, 36, of Gowen, was traveling north on Alden Nash in Lowell, south of Segwun Avenue, about 4:45 p.m. Saturday, August 27, when the accident occurred. A second minivan, driven by a 66-year-old Judith Elaine Christensen, of Alto, was traveling south on Alden Nash at the time of the accident. Police believe one of the minivans crossed the centerline and collided with the other, and then a third vehicle, a Dodge Stratus, that was also traveling south on Alden Nash, struck Christensen’s vehicle as the accident occurred.
Christensen was pronounced dead at the scene, and McLaren died later at the hospital after being airlifted by AeroMed.
There were four other passengers in the McLaren van.  Kristen McLaren, 35, Donovan’s wife, was also airlifted by AeroMed with abdominal and leg injuries. Their three children, ages 10, 7, and 2, were also transported with serious injuries.
They were reportedly on their way back from a family reunion.
The third driver, Leesa Kay Kimble-Sees, 42, of Saranac was treated for minor injuries at the scene.
Alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the accident.

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Man killed in motorcycle crash

A Grant man was killed last Thursday, August 18, when he crashed his motorcycle in Tyrone Township, near Kent City.
According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, Nicholas J. Marker, 32, was riding on his motorcycle alone, while traveling with another motorcycle, about 3:24 p.m. August 18. The pair was northbound on Peach Ridge when Marker attempted to pass another vehicle, lost control and went off the roadway. Once off the road, the motorcycle and victim slid through the ditch, where the victim struck a concrete culvert and was killed.
Police said speed appeared to be a factor in the accident, but alcohol was not.
Kent City Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene.
Marker was an employee at Moiron in Sparta. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. August 27 at Koeze-Wolffis Funeral Home in Fremont.

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Teen killed in Solon crash


This two-car accident in Solon Township last week resulted in the death of a Rockford teen. Photo courtesy of WOOD-TV.

A 19-year-old Rockford youth was killed in a two-car accident Thursday evening, August 11, in Solon Township.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, Kyle James Alberta, 19, of Cannon Township, was traveling westbound on 19 Mile in a 2006 Hyundai Sonata about 6:52 p.m. when he stopped at the stop sign at Algoma. He reportedly then pulled out in front of a northbound vehicle driven by April Marie Proctor, 25 of Kent City. Proctor’s vehicle then struck Alberta’s vehicle on the driver’s side.

Alberta was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, Kristin Nicole Martin, 19, of Rockford, was transported to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital by Rockford Ambulance with possible internal injuries.

Proctor was transported to Spectrum Butterworth, by AeroMed, with multiple fractures on her right side.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. The crash is still under investigation.

Assisting at the scene was Solon Fire and Rescue, Rockford Ambulance, AeroMed, and the Kent County Road Commission.

Kyle Alberta

Kyle, the son of Jim and Sheryl Alberta, was a 2010 graduate of Rockford High School, where he received Academic Awards for four years and was a member of the National Honor Society. He was majoring in cell and molecular biology with a math minor at Grand Valley State University. He was also an active member at Oakfield Baptist Church. Funeral services were held earlier this week.

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Woman arrested in fatal crash

Stacy Rosset, 36, of Howard City, is facing charges in the death of 8-year-old Brody Mulnix, who was killed Saturday night when Rosset ran a stop sign while intoxicated.

A Howard City woman was arrested Tuesday, for a drunk driving accident in Oakfield Township that resulted in the death of an 8-year-old Sand Lake boy.

According to the Michigan State Police in Rockford, Stacy Lynn Rosset, 36, of Howard City, was traveling south, on Harvard Avenue, in a 1998 Lexus, on Saturday, August 13, about 11:35 p.m., when she ran the stop sign at 14 Mile (M-57) and slammed into a 1999 Chevy Venture minivan that was traveling west on 14 Mile. The minivan, which was carrying a Sand Lake family, rolled after being struck.

Brody Mulnix, 8, died Saturday evening in a two-car crash in Oakfield Township.

A passenger in the van, Brody Mulnix, 8, of Sand Lake, died at the scene.

Brody’s father, Richard Mulnix, who was driving the van, received minor injuries, as did his mother, Maija Mulnix, who was in the passenger seat, and a 7-year-old brother. Brody’s 10-year-old brother received serious injuries. All were taken to Spectrum Butterworth by Rockford Ambulance. They were reportedly on their way home from the Kent County Youth Fair in Lowell when the accident occurred.

Rosset, the driver of the Lexus, was also taken to Spectrum Butterworth with non-life-threatening injuries.

She turned herself in at the Kent County Jail, where she was arrested and arraigned Tuesday in Kent County’s 63rd District Court on charges of Operating while intoxicated causing death, and Operating while intoxicated causing serious injury. Bond was set at $20,000 10 percent. She has been released from custody.

Assisting the MSP at the accident scene was Oakfield Township Fire and Rescue, Courtland Township Fire and Rescue, the Kent County Sheriff Department, and Rockford Ambulance.

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Two hurt in Pierson crash

A Cedar Springs man suffered severe injuries after the car he was driving was hit head on by another vehicle early Sunday morning.

Montcalm County Sheriffs deputies were called to the scene of the accident at Federal (Northland Drive) and Cannonsville Road in Pierson shortly after 2 a.m. August 7. They found that a 2002 Dodge Dakota, driven by Michael James McGarry, 49, of Rockford, had been traveling south on Federal when it crossed the centerline and struck a northbound vehicle, a 2002 Buick, driven by Cory Glen Brown, 23, of Cedar Springs.

Brown suffered severe injuries and was taken to Butterworth Hospital by ambulance. AeroMed had been requested but was unable to fly due to dense fog. McGarry was also taken to Butterworth for treatment of minor injuries.

Police said alcohol may have been a factor in the accident. The accident is still under investigation.

Deputies were assisted by Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services and the Howard City Fire Department.

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Two die in weekend crash

Two people were killed in this three-vehicle accident Sunday and several others injured. Post photo by J. Reed.

By Judy Reed

Police are investigating a crash that killed two people and injured several others in Courtland Township Sunday evening, June 26.
The accident occurred about 6:26 p.m. on M-57, just west of Shaner. According to the Michigan State Police, an eastbound Pontiac Montana hauling a flatbed trailer crossed over into the westbound lane and struck both an oncoming GMC pickup truck and a motorcycle.
The passenger in the Pontiac, Timothy Singer, 37, of Belmont, died at the scene. His father, Donald Singer, 71, driver of the Pontiac and also from Belmont, later died at the hospital.
The driver of the pickup, Shirley Vincent-Rose, 54, and her passenger Donald Rose, 51, both of Midland, and the driver of the motorcycle, Robert Passeno, 53, of Ada, all went to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Assisting at the scene was Courtland Fire and Rescue, Cedar Springs Fire and Rescue, Oakfield Fire and Rescue, The Michigan State Police, The Kent County Sheriff Department, Rockford Ambulance and Lowell Ambulance.

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