Driver killed after vehicle fails to yield at Kent County stop sign

Posted at 2:10 PM, Jun 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-02 14:11:20-04

TYRONE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — An elderly driver died in a two-vehicle crash in Tyrone Township on Saturday afternoon.

At 1 p.m. Saturday, Kent County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Peach Ridge Avenue NW and 21 Mile Road NW in Tyrone Township. The investigation showed that a vehicle that was eastbound on 21 Mile failed to yield the right-of-way and a struck a vehicle that was northbound on Peach Ridge.

The 74-year-old driver of the northbound vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the eastbound vehicle declined treatment at the scene.

Deputies said alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the collision.

The Rockford Ambulance and Kent City Fire Rescue assisted at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Kent County Sheriff’s Office.