Driver Charged in Crash Critically Injuring CPS Worker

Posted at 3:36 PM, Apr 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-10 15:36:29-04

ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich (April 10, 2014) – A 32-year-old Pullman man has been charged for his role in a crash that critically injured a Child Protective Services worker late last month in Allegan County.

Adam Lee Tencate, 32 (Photo: Allegan Co. Sheriff’s Office)

Adam Lee Tencate was arraigned on Reckless Driving Causing Serious Injury after a crash at the intersection of 43rd Street and 118th Avenue in Valley Township on March 31.

Investigators say Tencate was operating a pick-up truck along 43rd Street traveling faster than the posted 55 mph speed limit when the truck collided with a state-owned vehicle being operated by Benjamin Woodward of Portage.

Investigators also determined Tencate’s pick-up truck was in poor condition prior to the crash, preventing him from stopping safely at the intersection where Woodward had the right of way.

Woodward was working for Child Protective Services at the time of the crash.

Woodward had to be extricated from his vehicle following the crash and was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Deputies say Woodward continues to recover at the hospital from his injuries.