A 58-year-old Gowen man was killed early Sunday morning when his pickup ran off the road and hit a large tree in Spencer Township.
According to Kent County Sheriff Deputy Jason VanDyke, the crash happened about 7:56 a.m., October 13, in the 14000 block of Lincoln Lake Avenue, north of 17 Mile Road. Jimmie Dale Scofield, 58, was heading southbound on Lincoln Lake Avenue in his 1995 Ford pickup, when he ran off the road to the left and hit a power pole. The truck continued on and hit a wood fence and then a large tree.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash. He was wearing his seatbelt.