Driver Identified in Fatal High Speed Ionia County Crash

ODESSA TOWNSHIP, MI – On Saturday August 31st, 2019, at approximately 1:20 A.M., Deputies from the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a one car injury traffic crash on W Musgrove Hwy between Ainsworth Rd and Harwood Rd in Odessa Township.

The initial investigation showed that 31-year-old Leanna Mallison, of Lake Odessa, which is located west of Lansing, was traveling east on Musgrove Hwy in a 2006 Chevrolet Impala at a high rate of speed. She appeared to have struck a mailbox before losing control of her car, leaving the road and then slamming into a tree.

Leanna Mallison suffered fatal injuries from the crash and was pronounced dead on scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the following agencies: Lake Odessa Police Department, Michigan State Police, Odessa Fire Department, Ionia County Central Dispatch, Leaman’s Funeral Home, and Reed and Hoppes Towing.

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