61-Year-Old Killed, Child Critically Injured in Alpine Ave. Crash

Posted at 6:32 PM, Aug 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-09 18:33:01-04

alpine aveKENT COUNTY, Mich. — A 61-year-old man was killed after his truck sideswiped another car at Alpine Avenue at the westbound I-96 exit 11 a.m. Friday.

Peter Flemings was pronounced dead at the scene, and a child was also pulled from another vehicle he struck and taken to a Grand Rapids hospital with critical injuries.

Michigan State Police say Flemings struck construction barrels on northbound US 131 before merging onto I-96 and then sideswiping a Honda before crashing into a Saturn with his truck at the Alpine exit.  The child was taken from the Saturn.  The crash remains under investigation.