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Man dies in crash with semi


A Greenville man was killed Monday when his vehicle crossed into the path of a semi on 14 Mile Road, west of Northland Drive. Photo from woodtv.com.

Post photo by J. Reed

Post photo by J. Reed

A Greenville man died on Monday, November 16, after his vehicle collided with a semi truck in Algoma Township.

According to the Michigan State Police Rockford Post, Jimmy Lee King, 35, of Greenville, was driving westbound on 14 Mile Road, west of Northland Drive, when his vehicle crossed into the path of an eastbound tractor trailer early Monday afternoon.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.

Algoma Township Fire and Rescue, Rockford EMS, and the Kent County Sheriff’s Department all assisted MSP at the scene.

King is survived by his wife, Shawn, and their two children, Daylyn and Landon, of Greenville. Visitation with the family is from 12-1 p.m. Saturday at Christiansen Cremation Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, with a memorial service immediately following.



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Teen killed in early morning crash



A White Cloud teen died in an early morning crash south of Cedar Springs Tuesday.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, Taylor Jean Oberlin, 19, was heading west on Indian Lakes Rd, in her 2000 Monte Carlo, about 5:20 a.m., on Tuesday, October 15, when she ran the stop sign at Northland Drive and was struck by a northbound semi.

The driver of the semi, Nathan Charles Roosien, 34, of Wyoming, Michigan, was unable to stop before striking the driver’s side of the car. He was uninjured.

The teen died at the scene of her injuries.

Assisting at the scene was Cedar Springs Fire and Rescue, Algoma Fire and Rescue, and the Michigan State Police.


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