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MSP Troopers investigate fatal Montcalm County crash

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Posted at 5:55 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 20:48:42-05

MONTCALM CO., Mich. — Troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Lakeview Post is investigating a fatal crash that happened in Montcalm County Monday afternoon.

The two-vehicle, head-on crash happened this afternoon just after 2 p.m. on County Farm Road and Derby Road in Sidney Township.

A truck was traveling west on County Farm Road when the vehicle it was following slowed on the roadway to turn onto Darby Road.

The driver of the truck swerved around the turning vehicle before striking a car traveling east bound head-on.

The car's passenger, a 78-year-old man from Sheridan, was not wearing his seatbelt and died on scene.

Both drivers suffered only minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene.

This crash remains under investigation. Neither drugs nor alcohol are considered factors in the crash.