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Byron Center man dies, two young children injured in Plainfield Township crash

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Posted at 6:45 PM, Apr 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-29 23:20:22-04

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities responded to a crash involving two vehicles in Plainfield Township today, according to Sgt. Joy Matthews with the Kent County Sheriff’s Office.

Matthews says the head-on collision was caused when a westbound vehicle crossed the center line and struck a vehicle traveling east.

The crash reportedly resulted in the death of 27-year-old Joey Thomas Jackson from Byron Center and shut down West River Drive NE between Samrick Avenue and Rogue River Road.

We’re told a 2-year-old child and a 40-year-old Comstock Park woman were taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Authorities say a 9-year-old child is being treated for serious injuries, adding those injuries are non-life-threatening.

The crash is currently under investigation.

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