18 yr old Killed in Fiery Montcalm County Crash

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MONTCALM COUNTY, MI – On Saturday, August 3rd, 2019, at approximately 5:05 pm, Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a vehicle fire on W Lake Montcalm Rd near N Amy School Rd.

Facebook Photo: Reece Nice

Facebook Photo: Reece Nice

The investigation revealed a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee occupied by an 18 year old man and an 18 year woman from Howard City was traveling west on W Lake Montcalm Rd. The driver identified as  Reece Anthony Nice drove slightly off the north side of the road. He over-corrected, crossed back over the road and ran off the south side where it the vehicle struck a tree. Upon coming to a rest, the vehicle caught on fire.

The passenger was able to escape the vehicle and was transported by ambulance to the hospital. Sadly, 18 year old Reece Nice, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Montcalm County EMS, Howard City Fire Department, and The Road Commission for Montcalm County.

Obituary for Reece Anthony Nice

Nice, Reece Anthony Reece A. Nice age 18 died Saturday, August 3, 2019. Reece Anthony Reece

Reece was born February 5, 2001 in Grand Rapids, MI the son of Louis and Teresa (Wilkowski) Nice. Reece will be lovingly remembered by the many friends, family and loved ones that were blessed to be a part of his life.

Not a day will go by that we won’t think of him and his kind spirit, limitless energy and his passion for life. We will always remember Reece as the fearless and talented young man who lived life to the fullest and was always looking for the next adventure. Reece was the son, brother, nephew, and friend that we all needed and are now all so deeply saddened to have to say goodbye to. We will console one another with all the memories of the great times shared with Reece. We will remember sledding on Pork Chop Hill, the wild dirt bike rides, and the off-road wheeling that he couldn’t get enough of. We will recall all the mischief, all the stunts, all the parts of his life that brought so much love and joy (and some grey hair) to all of ours. It is with the heaviest of hearts and pure love that we all say goodbye for now sweet boy and godspeed.

Surviving are his parents, Teresa Nice, Louis (Cori) Nice; grandparents, Greg Savickas and Lisa Wilkowski; sisters, Chloe and Lillienne; brothers, Aiden and Jax; girlfriend, Madison.

The family will greet friends Thursday from 5-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs where the service will be held Friday at 11:00 am. Pastor John Byl officiating. Interment Reynolds Township Cemetery, Howard City. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with expenses.

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