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Greenville man dies in crash


sw-iconThe Michigan State Police at Lakeview are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred on March 16, 2014 at 10:25 am at the intersection of M-46 and Youngman Rd, Cato Township.

A 2001 Chevrolet Malibu was traveling north on Youngman Rd. and failed to stop at the stop sign at M-46, and collided with an eastbound 2009 Chevrolet HHR. The HHR was driven by 54-year-old Daniel Devore, of Lakeview, who received minor injuries.

The driver of the Malibu, Calby Hunter, 72, of Greenville, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt. His passenger, Peter Nielsen, 58, of Coral, was taken to Kelsey Memorial Hospital in Lakeview for non-life threatening injuries. Both Nielsen and Devore were wearing seatbelts.

State troopers were assisted by the Montcalm County Sheriff Department, Lakeview District Fire Department, Montcalm County Ambulance and Montcalm county EMS Alpha 5.

State troopers are continuing to investigate the incident. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor at this time. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact the MSP at 989-352-8444.

 

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Man killed in construction accident


A 38-year-old construction worker died today, when he fell through a roof he was working on.

According to Sparta Police Chief Andrew Milanowski, the accident occurred about 10:20 a.m. Monday, July 2, at Federal Mogul, 200 Maple Street, in Sparta.

Brian Tarachanowicz, 38, an employee of Black River Builders, a company contracted to repair the roof of Federal Mogul, reportedly stepped on a weak part of the structure, which gave way beneath him. He fell 30 feet to the concrete below, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Assisting the Sparta PD at the scene was Sparta Fire and Rescue and Rockford Ambulance. The Kent County Medical Examiner was also called to the scene.

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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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Police search for leads in fatal hit and run


By Judy Reed

It was one year ago last weekend that Erica Sevigny, 26, of Sparta, was killed in a hit and run accident on 14 Mile Road, west of Pennington in Algoma Township, and police are still looking for leads and following up tips.

According to Sgt. Woodway, with the Kent County Sheriff Department, the only new thing to come up since last year was when WOOD-TV did a few stories on the case in January. He said they received 20-25 tips from viewers that saw the story, and received several more at a recent benefit for Erica’s family held at the Sparta Moose Lodge. “We have 20-30 we are investigating now, but nothing real positive yet,” he explained. “But we’re still working on it full force, following up tips and investigating the case.”

Erica was on her way home from work at the Crazy Horse on 14 Mile Road on Saturday, April 3, when she swerved to avoid a deer on 14 Mile west of Pennington. She crashed her fiancee’s truck into a tree, but was unharmed. She got out of the truck and called police, and was on the phone with 911 when she was struck and killed by a hit and run driver just before midnight. Sheriff’s Department investigators believe that the suspect vehicle was traveling westbound on 14 Mile Road, and that it likely did not have a large amount of damage to the body.

There is a possibility that there may have been more than one person in the suspect vehicle due to nearby witnesses overhearing an argument near the vicinity of the crash just after it occurred.

Police later identified red paint flecks found on Erica’s clothing that were either a Vermillian Red or Rio Red. Based on this paint, they are looking for a 1998-2007 Ford F series truck, Ford Explorer, Ford Edge, Ford Escape, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln Aviator, Mercury Mountaineer or Mercury Mariner. But they are not ruling out other vehicles they said.

Police are asking the public for assistance with any information they might have about the suspect vehicle or driver. Silent Observer is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for Erica’s death.

Please notify the Kent County Sheriff’s Detective Bureau at 616-632-6125 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345 with information relating to this crash.

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