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Newaygo man dies in three-car crash

Two people were injured and another died in a three-car accident in Ensley Township on Thursday, September 24.

According to the Michigan State Police Hart Post, the accident occurred shortly after 10 a.m. at the intersection of S. Elm Avenue and 120th Avenue, in Ensley Township, Newaygo County. Troopers determined that a 75-year-old Newaygo man was driving a pickup truck southbound on S. Elm and failed to stop at the sign at 120th. He then crashed into a pickup truck traveling westbound on 120th, and then both vehicles crashed into passenger car traveling east on 120th.

The 75-year-old Newaygo man was injured in the crash and taken to Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids via Life Ambulance, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

The driver of the westbound vehicle, a 59-year-old man, from Howard City, was transported to Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids and listed in stable condition.

The driver of the eastbound vehicle, a 72-year-old female from Sand Lake, was also transported to Spectrum Health and listed in stable condition. Her passenger, a 19-year-old man, from Sand Lake, was also transported to Spectrum Health and then released shortly after.

Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the crash, but the crash is still under investigation.

The Newaygo County Sheriff’s Department and Life ambulance assisted troopers at the scene.

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