A man who was a longtime employee of Vitale’s Pizza in Cedar Springs was killed after leaving work Sunday evening, January 17, when another car hit him head on.
According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, William Rowan, 48, of Grand Rapids was headed southbound on White Creek Avenue, just south of 17 Mile Road, in an Oldsmobile Cutlass, about 10:24 p.m., when a Cadillac headed north on White Creek crossed the centerline and struck Rowan’s vehicle.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 37-year-old Cedar Springs man driving the Cadillac sustained minor injuries and was treated on scene.
Police said that weather may have been a factor in the crash. It is unknown whether alcohol was a factor. The crash is still under investigation, and the name of the other driver has not been released.
A gofundme page has been set up for Bill’s wife, Coreen, who is also a Vitale’s employee, and their six-year-old son Levi. You can visit it at https://www.gofundme.com/a8jvycdg.