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Montcalm Sheriff vehicle hit

This Montcalm County Sheriff vehicle was struck by another vehicle while parked alongside US131.

This Montcalm County Sheriff vehicle was struck by another vehicle while parked alongside US131.

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is advising motorists to slow down on slippery roads after a vehicle ran into one of their cruisers at the scene of an accident.

While investigating a traffic crash on US131 near the Kendaville Road overpass on Saturday, November 21, a Montcalm County Sheriff’s cruiser was struck. The crash occurred at approximately 9:52 p.m.

The deputy had his cruiser parked along the road edge with the emergency lights activated, while policing the initial crash. A northbound Ford F250 lost control and crashed into the cruiser. The cruiser was unoccupied at the time and there were no injuries.

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office reminds drivers that winter driving season is upon us all. “Drivers are required to slow down and drive more cautiously during inclement weather to avoid being involved in a crash,” said Undersheriff Michael J. Williams. “Slowing down, leaving more space between vehicles, leaving for one’s destination earlier, and keeping one’s vehicle windows clear of frost are some suggestions to drivers to help make trips safer. Road conditions can also change without warning and drivers need to be able to react accordingly.”

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Semi crash closes freeway


N-MSP-logoTwo semi truck drivers escaped with only minor injuries after both rigs jack-knifed on US131 Wednesday morning.

According to the Michigan State Police at Lakeview, the accident occurred shortly after 5 a.m. on March 18, on US131 southbound south of Pierson Road.

The investigation found that a semi-truck pulling a trailer had pulled to the right shoulder with some mechanical issues, and no rear facing lights on the trailer. A second semi-truck was traveling south and was forced to the shoulder to avoid a collision with a passenger car. In the attempt to avoid the passenger car, the semi struck the rear of the parked semi-truck and trailer. Both drivers were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The freeway was shut down for several hours. Clean-up of the two jack-knifed semi-trucks was extensive, as well as the clean-up of the fuel that had leaked.

Police said alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

The accident was investigated by MSP with the assistance of Sand Lake and Cedar Springs Fire Departments.


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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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