88 yr old Man Killed in Fatal Mecosta County Crash

AETNA TOWNSHIP, MI – On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 4:49 p.m., Troopers from the Michigan State Police Mt. Pleasant Post were dispatched to a single motor vehicle crash on Northbound US-131 Fwy. near Jefferson Rd in Aetna Twp.

The driver and only occupant in the vehicle was identified as 88-year-old James Howard Kellogg from Newaygo.

Investigators believe that Mr. Kellogg had an emergency medical event prior to the crash causing him to drive off the roadway, into the median, up the embankment and the into a large tree.

First responders from Morley Fire/Rescue and Mecosta County EMS attempted life saving measures on scene, however, Mr. Kellogg was later pronounced dead at Spectrum Hospital in Big Rapids.

Neither alcohol nor drugs are believed to be a factor in this crash.