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Road rage sparks accident

Police looking for older red pickup

Police think that an accident on US131 last Saturday could be the result of a road rage incident.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a personal injury crash that occurred on US 131 in Reynolds Township Saturday afternoon, April 14. They reported that two vehicles were heading south, when the vehicle in front, a red Ford Ranger pickup, suddenly braked. The car behind, a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by David

Wolansky, 56, of Reed City, had to swerve to avoid the truck and lost control, going off the road and hitting some trees. The truck continued southbound on US131.

Wolansky and his wife, Susan Wolansky, 53, had to be extricated from their car by medical/fire personnel using the “Jaws of Life.” Susan Wolansky was taken to Mecosta County General Hospital in Big Rapids by Mecosta County Emergency Medical Services. Her injuries/condition are unknown but are believed to be non-life threatening. David Wolansky was taken to Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids by Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services with a serious leg injury. His condition at this time is unknown.

Deputies are looking for an older red Ford Ranger, with stickers in the rear window. The crash remains under investigation and the Sheriff’s office is asking anyone with any information to call 989-831-7590 or the TIP line at 989-831-7593.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted at the scene by Howard City Fire Department, along with Montcalm and Mecosta County Emergency Medical Services.


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Man threatens driver with bow in road rage incident

A 23-year-old Shepherd man was arrested Saturday on a felonious assault charge after he pointed a bow and arrow at another man during a road rage incident.
According to the Montcalm County Sheriff Department, the incident occurred about 5:16 p.m. Saturday, October 1, when a 24-year-old Vestaburg man attempted to pass a pickup truck driven by the 23-year-old Shepherd man, near Vickeryville and Tamarack Roads in Home Township, Montcalm County. The vehicle being passed swerved toward the other, causing the passing vehicle to run off the road. As the parties reached the intersection of Vickeryville Road and Tamarack Road, both drivers exited their vehicles and confronted each other.
During the argument, the Shepherd man retrieved a bow and arrow from the back of his pickup. He loaded the bow with an arrow and mechanical broadhead (hunting tip), pulled the bow back at full draw and approached the other man, holding the arrow to his head. The Vestaburg man retreated to his vehicle, left the scene and contacted Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office to report the incident. The Sheriff’s Deputies responded and later located the suspect at his residence near Vestaburg, where he was arrested for the felonious assault.
No one was injured in the assault. The suspect was lodged in the Montcalm County Jail and his name is being withheld pending arraignment on charges.

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