Crash on M37 kills one passenger

Posted at 5:47 PM, Apr 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-14 20:05:40-04

BARRY COUNTY, Mich. — Speed was a factor in a fatal crash this afternoon, shutting down the intersection of M37 and 108th Avenue at the Kent-Barry County line.

Police responded to reports of the collision around 2 p.m.  after a 19 year-old Middleville man driving alone in a Ford Explorer crossed the center line, colliding with a Chrysler Town & Country, driven by a 76 year-old Battle Creek man.

Passengers in the van, a 77 year-old woman and 9 year-old girl, were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, but the driver succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Witnesses tell FOX 17 the crash happened in front of their house. When they went out to help the victims  it was obvious that one man was, what she called, “non-responsive”.

The identities of the victims are being withheld until family can be notified.

State and local police are asking drivers to either stay off the roads or drive slowly through the thick, slushy snow.