Man dies in crash in Ottawa County

Posted at 10:56 AM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-21 15:46:47-04

JAMESTOWN, Mich. – A Byron Center man has died after another vehicle drifted into his lane Wednesday morning and hit him head-on.

The crash happened about 8:00am on Byron Road, just east of 48th Avenue in Ottawa County.

Deputies say Jason Alexander, 37, was heading west on Byron Road in a minivan when he was struck head-on by a pickup truck heading east being driven by Matthew Lubbers,  a 21-year-old Grandville man .  Deputies say that Lubbers indicated that he may have fallen asleep while driving. Alexander was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say that alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.  The crash is still under investigation.