Victim in fatal Newaygo Co. crash identified

Posted at 7:07 AM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 13:35:27-04

NEWAYGO COUNTY, Mich. -- One person is dead and another suffered minor injuries after a crash Monday morning in Newaygo County.

The crash happened just about 5:30 a.m. Monday near the intersection of East 120th Street and Walnut Avenue.

Newaygo officials say Richard Wright, 52, of Grant, was driving a pickup truck south on Walnut and did not stop at the intersection of 120th Street. His truck collided with a box truck heading east on 120th Street.

Wright was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the box truck, a 49-year-old Montague man, was taken to Gerber Hospital with minor injuries.

Deputies are still investigating the crash. They say alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.