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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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Woman killed in two-car crash

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Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash that killed a 74-year-old Howard City woman Monday in Nelson Township.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, the accident occurred about 6:17 p.m. on Pine Lake Avenue, just north of 21 Mile Rd. Police said Todd Matthew Urbanski, 39, of Nelson Township, was southbound on Pine Lake in a 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora, when he lost control and crossed into the path of a 1996 GMC Safari van traveling north on Pine Lake. The driver of the van, Lorraine Jean Bradford, 74, of Howard City, was pronounced dead at the scene. Urbanski was found lying in the roadway with minor cuts and abrasions, and transported to Butterworth Hospital.

Roads had become icy, but police believe alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash. The accident remains under investigation.

Assisting at the scene was the Michigan State Police, Cedar Springs Fire and Rescue, Sand Lake Fire and Rescue, and Rockford Ambulance.

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Crash sends two to hospital

A head-on accident near Sparta sent two people to the hospital last Thursday.

Kent County Sheriff Deputies believe alcohol was involved in a head-on crash that sent two Sparta residents to the hospital last week.

Police were dispatched to an accident on 13 Mile Road, east of N. Division, just after 7 p.m., on Thursday, March 3. According to a witness at the scene, a black Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by Jesus Junior Gonzalez, 24, of Sparta, crossed the centerline while traveling eastbound on 13 Mile Rd. The witness was traveling westbound on 13 Mile and swerved to avoid the Pontiac. Gonzalez continued traveling westbound in the eastbound lane, and collided head-on with a westbound 2007 Toyota Camry, driven by Frances Marie Blake, 64, of Sparta.

Both drivers were pinned in their vehicles and extricated by Sparta Fire and Rescue and both suffered multiple fractures. Gonzalez was transported to Butterworth Hospital by Aeromed, and Blake was transported to Butterworth by Rockford Ambulance.

Police believe Gonzalez been drinking prior to the accident.

The Sparta Police Department also assisted at the scene.

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Crash kills Cedar Springs man

state police carA 77-year-old Cedar Springs man was killed last week when the car he was driving rear-ended another vehicle in Newaygo County.
According to the Michigan State Police Post in Newaygo, the accident occurred on January 21, at 10:20 p.m. at the intersection of M-82 near Cypress Avenue in Croton Township. Witnesses reported that Raymond Truman, 77, of Cedar Springs, was traveling westbound on M-82 near Cypress Avenue when he rear-ended a full-size van also traveling westbound. Truman was pronounced dead at the scene.
The occupants of the van, Stanley and Nancy Robbins, of Newaygo, were treated and released at the scene.
Truman is survived by his wife, Anna, children, Judith Meihls of Belmont, Joseph Benedict of Pierson, Carolyn Lynema of Sparta, Randall Benedict of Cedar Springs, and Robert Benedict of East Grand Rapids. See a complete obituary on page 7.

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Cedar Springs teen dies in crash

Aaron John Hendrick

A Cedar Springs teen died early Saturday morning when he was struck by two vehicles on U.S. 23 in Hartland Township, near Brighton, while walking along the highway.
According to the Livingston County Sheriff Department, Aaron John Hendrick, 18, of Cedar Springs, was southbound on U.S. 23 about 5:25 a.m. Saturday morning, January 15, when his 2008 Pontiac Vibe crashed into the shoulder of U.S. 23.
Police said Hendrick then began walking northbound on southbound U.S. 23 near the fog line, and was struck by a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Larry Kotowicz, 51, of Grand Blanc. Hendrick was then struck again by a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Michael Powell, 29, also of Grand Blanc.
The teen was pronounced dead at the scene by Livingston County Ambulance personnel.
U.S. 23 south of Highland Road was closed for approximately 4 hours while deputies investigated. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.
Hendrick graduated in 2010 from Sparta High School as an honors student, and was attending Kettering University in Flint on a scholarship.
He is survived by his parents, Scott Hendrick and Lois Greenlund; sisters, Seari Hendrick, Shani Hendrick, Sharla Jannenga, and Alicia Force; and brothers, Scott and Kurt Hendrickson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Stegenga Funeral Chapel, with interment at Algoma Cemetery.

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