Whitehall Man Dead After Losing Control Of His Truck

Posted at 11:36 AM, Oct 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-25 11:36:08-04

generic police lightsGRANT TOWNSHIP, Mich. — According to a release from the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a roll over crash on October 25 on U.S.-31 just north of the Hart-Montague Rail Trail overpass. 

When deputies arrived on scene, they learned that William Schwalm had been driving his 2007 Chevrolet Pickup truck northbound. Mr. Schwalm lost control of the vehicle and it began to turn sideways.   The truck entered the median sliding sideways and then began to roll over.  The truck rolled several times, during which Mr. Schwalm was ejected from the vehicle.  He was not wearing his seatbelt.  Deputies say that 63-year-old Gregory Umstead from Dexter Michigan was a passenger in the truck and suffered injuries.

The crash is still underinvestigation