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Man faces charges in connection to crash that killed elderly couple in Kent County

Solon Township double fatal crash at Algoma Ave and 20 Mile Rd
Posted at 11:42 AM, Jan 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-03 11:42:42-05

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Kent County Prosecutor’s Office has issued charges against Cody Richard Oehme in connection with a crash that killed two people near Cedar Springs last year.

Oehme faces two charges of moving violation causing death for the crash that killed an elderly couple back in August, Kent County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Becker said.

Jack and Patricia Behrens were killed after a driver didn’t stop at Algoma Avenue and 20 Mile Road.

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The 74-year-old Patricia was declared dead at the scene, while Jack was flown to the hospital, where he later died.

Deputies from the Kent County Sheriff’s Office believed the driver who hit the couple’s car was drunk during the crash.