Truck driver dies in crash in Mecosta County

Posted at 5:16 PM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 08:47:02-04

MECOSTA TWP., Mich. – A truck driver died Tuesday morning in a crash in Mecosta County.

Michigan State Police in Mt. Pleasant say that they were called to southbound US-131, south of Eight Mile Road at about 10:30am.  A witness told them a tractor trailer had left the roadway and crashed into trees.

The driver, a 55-year-old man from Harrison, Michigan was found unresponsive and was later pronounced dead at a Big Rapids hospital.  He has been identified as David Kolp.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but authorities believe Kolp may have had a medical emergency that led to the crash.