PORTLAND TOWNSHIP, MI – On Sunday May 16th, 2021, at 12:33 a.m., deputies from the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one car accident that occurred on E David Hwy just east of Divine Hwy in Portland Township.
The preliminary investigation showed that a 2014 Black Ford Taurus driven by a 31 year old male from Woodland MI, was travelling east bound on E David Hwy at a high rate of speed. The vehicle left the roadway and overturned multiple times. When deputies arrived on scene they found the driver deceased in the vehicle. The male was not wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol and narcotics appear to be a factor in the crash.
This accident remains under investigation.
The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Michigan State Police, Portland Fire Authority, Portland Ambulance, Mercy Ambulance Services, Ionia County Central Dispatch, Ionia County Victims’ Advocates, and Reed & Hoppes Towing.