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Car bursts into flames after crash


 

A Howard City man was injured Monday, after his vehicle crashed into a tree and later caught fire.

Shortly after 5:30 p.m., Montcalm County’s Central Dispatch received several reports of a possible single vehicle crash near the 8400 block of Garbow Road, in Reynolds Township. Upon arrival, the responding Deputy found a Tan Toyota Corolla that had hit a large tree. The vehicle was also on fire.

The driver of the vehicle, 46-year-old Scott Huff of Howard City, was found lying in the grass, near the burning vehicle, and appeared to be unconscious. The Deputy and a bystander were able to drag Huff to a safe location, as the vehicle became more engulfed in flames. The Deputy was later told that two other bystanders had removed Huff from the vehicle prior to it catching on fire.

The initial police investigation found that Huff was traveling northbound on Garbow Road, prior to veering off the roadway and striking two mailboxes. After striking the mailboxes, he veered back onto the roadway, traveled a short distance and collided with the tree, which caused his vehicle to catch fire. The vehicle airbags deployed, as a result of the collision.

Huff was later transported to Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids for treatment of injuries sustained from the crash. He was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the incident. Alcohol is believed to be a factor and the accident remains under investigation.

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Howard City Fire Department and Montcalm County Emergency Services.

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Panhandle national night out


On Tuesday, August 6, the Panhandle National Night Out will join the rest of our country in recognizing and celebrating the relationship enjoyed between communities and law enforcement agencies. This event is an annual occurrence, the 30th since its inception, in which over 37 million people participate and promote awareness of the role law enforcement has in our communities and encourage cooperation from our residents to help prevent crime in our area.
This special event will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm during the regularly scheduled “Music in the Park” in Howard City. The Howard City Police Department and Fire Department, the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan State Police, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and the Montcalm County Neighborhood Watch will be present to offer information pertaining to crime prevention, drug awareness, and assistance in creating a safer neighborhood. Free food, door prizes, and great music performed by the Blue Water Ramblers will be provided. Further information will become available as the date of the event gets nearer.
Anyone interested in assisting us with this valuable and worthwhile event or in helping during the evening on Tuesday, August 6th, is encouraged to contact Robert Richards at 231-937-7837 or you can email the Montcalm County Neighborhood Watch at montcalmcountynwatch@yahoo.com and ask to be included.

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