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Man charged in fatal Montcalm County crash

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Posted at 3:51 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 18:51:31-04

EVERGREEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A man has been charged in a crash that killed an Edmore woman over the weekend.

The crash happened Saturday evening on Stanton Road near Wyman Road in Evergreen Township, near Stanton. Authorities say 23-year-old Ryan Bidwell rear-ended a vehicle stopped at the intersection, causing injuries that killed 50-year-old Patricia An Buskirk.

Alcohol and speed were considered to be factors in the crash.

Bidwell allegedly ran away from the scene before first responders arrived and was arrested Sunday afternoon. On Monday, he was arraigned on charges of failing to stop at a scene resulting in death and reckless driving causing death.