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Portland woman dies after head-on crash

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Posted at 11:32 AM, Feb 27, 2020

ORANGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Portland woman died after a head-on crash Wednesday morning in Ionia County.

The crash happened at 11:32 a.m. on David Highway between Kelsey Highway and Acre Town in Orange Township, south of Ionia.

Authorities say a woman driving a minivan east lost control on snowy roads and crossed into oncoming traffic, causing a crash with an oncoming vehicle. Multiple people needed to be freed from their vehicle before being taken to the hospital.

A passenger in the westbound vehicle was taken to a Lansing hospital, but died shortly after arrival. The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office as identified her as 64-year-old Judith Nye of Portland.

Speed and weather are suspected to be factors in the crash.