A Jenison woman was killed last Wednesday, November 26, in a crash at N. Federal Road and West Almy Road in Reynolds Township.
According to the Montcalm County Sheriff Department, Carol Sloma, 68, of Jenison, was traveling westbound in a 2009 Pontiac on W. Almy Road about 5:49 p.m., when she failed to stop at the stop sign at N. Federal Road. When she entered the intersection, Sloma’s vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by a 2001 Ford F150 pickup traveling northbound on Federal.
Sloma was unconscious and not responding when police arrived. She was later extricated from her vehicle by Police, fire, and EMS personnel and then transported to Kelsey Hospital where she was later pronounced dead prior to being air lifted to Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids.
Her 17-year-old granddaughter, from Hudsonville, was also in the vehicle at the time of accident. She was conscious and alert on arrival and was transported to Kelsey Hospital with unknown injuries.
The driver of the Ford pickup, Brandon Beemer, 17, of Howard City, was also transported to Kelsey Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and later released.
Airbags deployed in both vehicles and all victims were wearing seatbelts at the time of incident. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.
Montcalm Deputies were assisted by Montcalm County EMS Units, Life Ambulance of Newaygo, Howard City Fire Dept., Michigan State Police, and Air Care.
The accident remains under investigation.