Husband and Wife Killed in Valentine’s Day Crash Identified

Posted at 10:17 PM, Feb 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-14 22:17:08-05
nunica double fatal crash

Crash scene Friday afternoon

NUNICA, Mich (February 14, 2014) – Deputies have identified a couple that was killed in a two vehicle crash in Crockery Township on Friday.

Robert George Schmidt, 88, of Coopersville and his wife Erika Victoria Schmidt, 87, were both pronounced dead at the scene.  Deputies say both of them were wearing their seat belts.

Investigators say the couple’s 2007 Honda CRV lost control along Apple Avenue near State Road just before 1:00 p.m., crossing the center line and into the path of a pickup truck hauling a trailer.

The driver of the pickup truck suffered minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.