TALLMADGE TOWNSHIP, MI – On Saturday January 9th, 2021, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office along with Wright/Tallmadge Fire Rescue responded to a single car crash on 8th Ave in which a vehicle had left the road and struck a tree.
When Sheriff and Fire personnel arrived on scene they found the occupants of the vehicle, a 39-year-old woman from Grand Rapids and a 26 year-old man from Benton Harbor, pinned in the car. Fire/Rescue was able to extricate both occupants of the vehicle and began life saving care.
The investigation on scene by the Sheriff’s Office shows that the vehicle was traveling South on 8th avenue when it drifted off the roadway and struck a large tree. Both parties in the vehicle sustained injuries with one party’s injuries being fatal. Names are being with held until notification to family can be made. This crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.