JUST IN: Greenville-area man killed in M-57 crash, 3 others injured


By Daily News • Last Updated 9:30 am on Thursday, July 24, 2014

OAKFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Michigan State Police Rockford Post is investigating a fatal crash involving two vehicles Wednesday evening near Greenville.

The crash occurred at approximately 11:37 p.m. on 14 Mile Road (M-57), east of Wellman Road, which is about six miles west of Greenville.

A red Toyota Camry was traveling east on 14 Mile Road when, according to witnesses, the vehicle passed another eastbound vehicle on the right shoulder and lost control while re-entering the roadway.

The Camry then crossed the center line into westbound traffic and was struck by a westbound white Chevy Traverse.

The driver of the Camry, a 21-year-old Greenville man, was pinned in the vehicle and is in serious condition. Two passengers, both from the Greenville area, were thrown from the vehicle.

One of the passengers, a 20-year-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene while the other 22-year-old passenger was injured, but is listed in stable condition.

The driver of the Chevy Traverse, a 35-year-old woman from Cedar Springs, was also injured. She is listed in stable condition.

Names are not being released at this time.

All injured parties were transported to Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids.

According to the Michigan State Police, alcohol and speed are considered determining factors in the accident.

Because of the extensive damage to the Camry, seatbelt use of passengers is still unknown.

The driver who was pinned in was wearing his seatbelt.

The Michigan State Police were assisted at the scene by members of the Oakfield Township Fire Department, Rockford Ambulance and the Kent County Sheriff’s Department.

The accident remains under investigation. Any witnesses are asked to contact Trooper Golden of the Michigan State Police Rockford Post at (616) 866-4411.

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