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1 killed, another seriously hurt in Grand Rapids crash

Posted at 1:14 PM, May 10, 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A man died and a woman was seriously injured in a Sunday morning traffic crash on the city's south side.

At 2 a.m. Sunday, the Grand Rapids Police Department responded to a report of a single-vehicle accident at South Division Avenue and Dickinson Street. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered that a vehicle had left the roadway and hit a building.

The driver, a 32-year-old Grand Rapids man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A female passenger also was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation shows that the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control, exited the roadway, the vehicle overturned and struck the building.

The victims' names have not been released while relatives are notified.

Anybody with any information about the crash is being asked to contact the following GRPD investigators or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345 or

Officer Frank Barthel (616) 456-3938 /
Officer Andy Bingel (616) 456-3414 /
Officer Justin Ewald (616) 456-4282 /