At least one dead after Cato Township accident


Posted by Ryan Jeltema • Last Updated 1:39 pm on Tuesday, January 24 2012

Rescue workers are at the scene of a fatal accident at Youngman and Almy roads in Cato Township.

CATO TOWNSHIP — One person has been killed and another injured in a vehicle accident south of Lakeview.

They were riding in a Ford Taurus SE north on Youngman Road around 12:45 p.m. today when the driver lost control near Almy Road. The car hit several trees alongside the road.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene while Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services transported the male passenger to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids for treatment of nonlife-threatening injuries.

Police are not releasing names of the victims until their families are notified.

Neither the driver nor the passenger were wearing seatbelts. Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputy Randy Hansen said there is no indication drugs or alcohol contributed to the accident.

The Lakeview District Fire Department also assisted at the scene.

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