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Kent City man killed in crash

A Kent City man died on Saturday, June 1 when another driver ran a stop sign in Tyrone Township.

According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, Thomas Longcore, 74, of Kent City, was traveling northbound on Peach Ridge about 3:50 p.m. in a 2015 Ford Fusion when a 2006 Chevy Impala traveling eastbound on 21 Mile Rd failed to yield at the stop sign and struck Longcore’s vehicle. Longcore was pronounced dead at the scene.

The at fault driver, identified as Joseph Harvatich, 33, of White Cloud, suffered minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, and it remains under investigation. Personnel from both Kent City Fire and Rescue and Rockford Ambulance assisted at the scene.

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Man dies, three injured in ATV accident


Jesse Turner

Jesse Turner

A Tyrone Township man died last weekend, after his ATV collided with a car.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, the crash occurred about 11:08 p.m., Saturday, June 13, at Red Pine Dr and 20 Mile Rd, in Tyrone Township. Deputy Thomas reported that Jesse Turner, 28, of Tyrone Township, was traveling westbound on 20 Mile Road, on his Polaris RZRXP900, when he failed to stop for the stop sign, and collided with a GMC Jimmy, traveling southbound on Red Pine Drive.

The driver of the Jimmy, John Chapen, 42, of Grandville, was transported to Spectrum Butterworth by Life EMS, with a fractured pelvis. Passenger Sierra Chapen, 16, of Grandville, was transported to Spectrum Butterworth by Life EMS, with neck pain. The other passenger, Stacey Wolbert, 40, also of Grandville, suffered injuries to her abdomen, right knee, and lower back, and was also transported to Spectrum Butterworth by Life EMS.

The driver of the ATV was transported to Spectrum Butterworth, by Rockford Ambulance, but later died, as a result of his injuries. Police believe alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.

Kent City Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene.

The crash is still under investigation.

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